PEABODY, Mass., April 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Agents of Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division (S.H.I.E.L.D.) will be fighting crime in style in “Thor,” an upcoming action film based on Marvel Studio’s famous comic book character, thanks to Acura’s partnership with Paramount Pictures and Marvel. In the movie, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents will be behind the wheel of the recently unveiled 2012 Acura TL and Acura SUVs, including some custom Acura S.H.I.E.L.D. TLs equipped with crime-busting gear you won’t find at local Acura dealers like Acura of Peabody.

Featured prominently in the movie, the 2012 Acura TL will be a major focus of Acura’s promotions in the weeks leading up to the May 6 release of “Thor.” For those drivers who want high-performance handling in any weather condition, Acura is touting the new all-wheel drive TL SH-AWD. The SH-AWD is able to shift 70 percent of its power to the rear wheels and then 100 percent of the shifted power to the right or left wheel, providing the amazing cornering S.H.I.E.L.D. agents need in high-speed chases.

“The Acura TL is an excellent automobile for an action movie, and I’m really excited to see what the professional drivers can do with all of the TL’s firepower,” said Joel Avery, general manager of Acura of Peabody. “The sleek design mixed with raw power and cutting-edge technology make it a savvy vehicle for saving the day. It’s sure to turn heads in both movie theaters and neighborhoods across the United States.”

In the film, the S.H.I.E.L.D. TL is equipped for chasing down villains with S.H.I.E.L.D. emblems in its custom paint, a “sound cannon” ratcheted to the roof and flashing lights. On the road, Greater Boston Acura enthusiasts will find the TL’s balance of power and elegance perfect for chasing down memorable drives. Under the hood, the TL SH-AWD’s 3.7-liter V6 engine pushes the envelope of high performance, while the TL sedan’s standard 3.5-liter V6 keeps relaxing drives through the countryside smooth and highway-weaving commutes sharp and responsive. The TL’s speed-sensing steering and independent four-wheel suspension gives drivers a commanding feel for the road in all conditions.

Unlike some superheroes, the TL isn’t only about muscle. With an interior featuring leather-trimmed, heated sport seats, drivers will find themselves wanting to take the long road home. The TL’s iPod compatibility will provide a perfect soundtrack for thrilling highway drives or jamming out at red lights.

“When a vehicle makes it to Hollywood, you know it has to be impressive. But unlike other cars featured in movies, the TL is a model that is both advanced and affordable,” Avery said. “The great thing about Acura is that it gives regular people the chance to get a taste of real luxury. James Bond’s fancy imports may be out of reach for many buyers, but the Acura TL delivers a similar experience at a much friendlier price.”

About Acura of Peabody:
Thanks to a complete commitment to the Acura Total Luxury Care (TLC) philosophy from the sales, parts and service teams, this dealership has the best customer satisfaction and retention rates of any Acura dealership in the Northeast. They offer an extensive inventory of new and used Acura models, backed by a service center with the most customer loyalty in the Northeast. Visit their website at, like them on Facebook at, visit their Acura showroom and service center at 233 Andover Street, Peabody, MA, or call them at 888-825-7965.

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