Acura has announced plans to unveil the 2012 TL facelift at the Chicago Auto Show. It will likely feature a less polarizing appearance than the current model.

Acura has announced plans to unveil the 2012 TL facelift at the Chicago Auto Show.

While no specifics have been released, they hinted the car will feature "refined styling and performance." This likely means we can expect a less polarizing appearance thanks to modified bumpers, a revised grille, and restyled lighting units.

Under the hood, power is expected to be provided by a 3.7-liter V6 engine with 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS) and 271 lb-ft (367 Nm) of torque. It will be paired to a new Sequential SportShift six-speed automatic transmission, which should enable the car to be slightly faster and more fuel efficient. As before, front-wheel drive will be standard and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) will be optional.

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2012 Acura TL facelift announced for Chicago debut