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News of  March 20, 2002
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Acura DN-X Concept to Make North American Debut at New York International Auto Show

Acura DN-X Concept

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TORRANCE, Calif.- Infused with the latest technology and combining the style, handling and exhilarating driving experience of a high-performance sports car with the comfort and convenience of a luxury sedan, the Acura DN-X concept sports sedan will be introduced at the New York International Auto Show, the company announced.

The mid-engine, all-wheel-drive DN-X concept is equipped with a unique 400 horsepower hybrid powertrain that combines a high-output, 3.5-liter, DOHC, i-VTEC V-6 engine powering the rear wheels and a supplemental Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system that provides additional power to all four wheels via electric motors to produce outstanding performance as well as unprecedented fuel economy.

Designed as a true sports car, the DN-X has been given a lightweight, highly rigid, state-of-the-art chassis tuned to provide the ultimate in handling and maximum aerodynamic efficiency. A wind tunnel-designed monocoque body, highly effective front spoiler, independent front and rear double wishbone suspension, large ventilated disc brakes and alloy wheels are just a few of the features enhancing the DN-X's sporty personality.

The DN-X concept also incorporates advanced technology such as night vision cameras, voice guidance, adaptive cruise control, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and the Active Torque Transfer System (ATTS) for increased traction control, and other features to enhance the driving experience.

(March 18, 2002)

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