HTAC280 1996 Acura SLX Test Video
For the first time, Acura offered its SUV, which, as one would expect, had all the comforts of a luxury luxury car, in 1996. This car was a timely response to the increasing popularity among prosperous buyers of vehicles called jeeps. With an appropriate level of comfort, the SLX boasts outstanding off-road qualities that only the leaders of this “combat” class demonstrate. Other important features of the SLX include a spacious cargo bay, powerful towing, four-wheel drive and an anti-lock braking system.
As a luxury jeep, the SLX is capable of immensely making its potential buyers happy: the plush interior trim, combined with the additional, very fashionable equipment, creates all the necessary conditions for a feeling of complete comfort, which is largely facilitated by heated leather seats and a folding electric roof. The impressive torque and solid power developed by a six-cylinder engine with a displacement of 3.2 liters do not leave a shadow of regret that there is no model with an eight-cylinder engine.
However, one should not unduly deceive oneself with the “little tricks” of luxury charm, because the driving characteristics and controllability of this truck, very reminiscent of Izuzu Trooper, are exactly the same as a truck should have - no better and no worse. And you just have to accept it. But in return, you get an excellent overview of the road situation, a spacious cabin in which you do not have to sit, bending your knees, a very decent carrying capacity and the ability to make your way through any snowstorm or off-road to which mother nature is so generous.
In 1999, the car gained a new look, a more powerful V-shaped 6-cylinder engine and a new 4-wheel Torque-On-Demand system. Acura SLX is offered in a single version of "4WD". Safety of passengers and the driver provide two airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and damping the impact force of the steering column. The car is driven by a 3.5-liter V6 with a power of 215 horsepower, which is controlled by a 4-speed automatic. Standard features for the SLX include air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, central locking, tinted windows, automated sunroof, 16-inch aluminum wheels, leather seats, heated seats, and a 100-watt radio with CD players and 6 speakers. The company's engineers considered the SLX to be sufficiently equipped, so additional equipment is not offered. The novelty is a multi-purpose measuring device located directly above the driver’s head with a compass, a thermometer, an altimeter and a barometer.
In 2000, the all-terrain vehicle SLX out of production.