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Spied on the Street Part Deux: 2009 Acura TL
 Date: May 19, 2008 10:30
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Brenda Priddy & Company
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


Eagle-eyed Ohioan Sean Wolfe spotted this TL prototype undergoing testing over the weekend. Here you can clearly see that the '09 TL will have a keyless entry/ignition system. We have also heard that it will also have pushbutton start.

Interesting side note, perhaps: Do you remember last week when we posted the little video clip of Asimo conducting the Detroit Sympony Orchestra? And at the bottom of the newsitem, I quipped "Please, somebody snag some spy shots of the 2009 TL already, so we have something to talk about, sheesh.". Well, it seemed pretty odd that just a few days later we had a dozen spy shots in the inbox, but then I also received e-mails from several Detroiters who said they actually spotted at least two lightly camo'd '09 TLs parked near the event and driving around the area. I had heard earlier that there were a couple of '09 TLs being kept in Detroit, so if you live in the DTW area, be on the lookout.






UPDATE: I'm pretty sure that's a chrome strip on the lower portion of the decklid. I did a very quick and dirty photoshop so you can see what it might look like. Hopefully somebody with actual photoshop skills will make a cleaner version of that (and unmask the taillights) and send it to me :^)
UPDATE 2: With the post by 'mri1112' below, I've now heard from two insiders that claim there is no chrome strip on the lower portion of the rear decklid. In the source photo that we doctored up, it appeared that there was tape covering a chrome strip, as part of it was peeling up on the right corner. Perhaps this is part of an elaborate disguise, or perhaps there's a certain trim level with this strip.



UPDATE 3: (20.May.08 14:21) TOV reader Sean Flanagan just submitted his more comprehensive photoshop job. Check out the blackout panels beneath the lower reflector lenses.


Click here to see yesterday's spy shots


Last edited by JeffX on May 20, 2008 14:22

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DevilMayCry 4
  Where does the RL fit into this?
aznstuart 15
  Rear Camber
Pseudomaniac 1
  Jalopnik has better pics
longhorn 8
  Front Photoshop
CDirect 9
  A Statement by Acura
BCarter 9
  Motor Trend impressions...
TurkMan71 13
  All these rants have one thing in common
2TSX 34
  2009 TL = Sedan version of the MDX...That simple!!!
tsxpr 0
  Observations of the rear after Photoshop
Mike Freitas 5
  EMBRACE the LED
aznstuart 24
  Bye Bye Touchscreen Navi
VinceThe1 12
  panorama glass roof 100%
saudi @honda.fan 0
  Blackout Panels
FlanaganID 10
  CONGRATS ON THE CAMO!!!
mri1112 21
  even worse than jeff...
saudi @honda.fan 3
  I like it!
Nate34 5
  I was hoping Acura would scratch the ASC.
CivicB18 4
  Next time...
BalIermd 3
  Whew!! I though they got rid of the side crease
Great_Tubimi 3
  Transformers...
tsxfan19 15
  Bump on the back chrome strip
NM 0
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nowakj66 11
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FlanaganID 2
  i'm so friggin disappointed i could cry.
starbai 50
  That stupid grille...
Power Of Dreams 0
  Market Niche Nice
TheGripper 0
  looks like...
jkangmpc 3
  ASCC
Nick GravesX 0
  No character lines?
PolishedMetal6MT 7
  rear strip
BalIermd 1
  Interesting...
CybrRdr 2
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dynatos 1
  More spyshots...
CybrRdr 2
  Still optimistic, but not sold yet...
Supreme1906 0
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longhorn 0
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HONDAxACURA 2
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Nick GravesX 0
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Shismo 0
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agt2046 1
  blue tape?
zeezz 0
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QUELUDE 1
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