The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid was supposed to go on sale this spring but Acura senior vice president Mike Accavitti has confirmed it has been delayed because a "technical” issue.

The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid was supposed to go on sale this spring but Acura senior vice president Mike Accavitti has confirmed it has been delayed because a "technical” issue.

In an interview with Wards Auto, Accavitti declined to talk about the problem but said "... it just hasn’t met with our expectations yet." That's pretty vague but speculation suggested there are problems with everything from the SH-AWD system to the powertrain. The latter components are similar to the ones used in the Acura NSX prototype which burst into flames at the Nürburgring.

Despite the delay, Accavitti said the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid could arrive as early as next month.

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