DANBURY, CT – American Honda Motor Co. Inc. officials are counting on the addition of all-wheel-drive for the ’09 Acura TL sedan to win younger buyers away from the competition. In discussions with owners of the TL and competing models, Mat Hargett, chief engineer for the ’09 model, found the lack of AWD was a sticking point. “We realized we had something in our toolbox that was special that our competitors didn’t have and that was super-handling all-wheel-drive (SH-AWD),” Hargett says ...

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