The Acura RLX is a full-size luxury sedan manufactured by Honda and sold under their Acura division, released in 2013. Succeeding the Acura RL, the RLX offers two versions, a front-wheel drive base model equipped with Acura's Precision All-Wheel Steer four-wheel steering system, and a hybrid variant featuring SH-AWD that serves as Acura's flagship. The JDM version, the Honda Legend, is only offered with the SH-AWD powertrain. For the 2018 model year the RLX receives a mid-cycle change. Sales began in November 2017. The updated RLX incorporates Acura's new design language featuring its diamond pentagon grille, resigned front and rear fascias, redesigned LED tail lights, LED head lights, a new wheel design, a redesigned hood, and chrome exhaust finishers. Changes to the interior have been made including a new front seat design, steering wheel, wood trim, and an added Espresso interior color option. RLX features AcuraWatch suite of safety features as standard, including an Acura first- Traffic Jam Assist and blind spot monitoring. The front-wheel-drive RLX receives a new 10-speed automatic transmission.