Acura will preview a new sedan at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August, Car and Driver reports.
The car probably will be the next RLX, based on the Precision Concept that debuted at the 2016 Detroit auto show, with a coupelike roofline, the magazine reported.
It will be the first Acura car to adopt the sweeping lines expressed in the Precision Concept.
But Car and Driver also speculates that the new Acura will mark a return to giving vehicles names instead of combinations of letters. The magazine says the production-ready concept will be a tribute to the best of Acura's past. So could it be a new Legend sedan?
It's a long shot but a possibility. Lincoln is returning to names, with the Nautilus and Aviator. The Legend was a popular nameplate for Acura that has far more cachet than the RLX.
In 1996, the RL sedan succeeded the Legend, which has been name-checked numerous times in songs (mostly rap). And Acura emphasized it by refreshing Ludacris' classic "dream car" for the 2015 SEMA show. So the company sees the value of reviving the Legend. Why couldn't the new sedan bear the name?