Here is the sequence of event for the 2009 TL
1) Rumors started to spread in the fall of 07 about a 2009 redesign
2)Acura debuts the car at the NY AUTO show in the Spring of 2008
3).The car goes on sale in the fall of 08 as a 2009 model.
If you followed Acura trend this has always been the case.
〉 Answered on Jul 8th, 2007 by Joy Sherman, Owner at Ms. Motorcars