Acura may return to two segments by adding a compact car and a coupe

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 6, 2010

It’s not a secret anymore that a V8-powered rear-wheel-drive sports car to replace the NSX was dropped, but there are some good news for Acura fans, as the manufacturer may return to two segments that it had abandoned by adding a compact car and a coupe.

The new Acura compact car will be based on the next-generation Honda Civic which will be introduced in 2012. This means that the new compact car will be seen in 2013.

This segment was abandoned by Acura back in 2006, when the RSX was axed. Regarding the new coupe, Acura is considering to re-enter the market with a car based on the TSX platform, shared with the European version of the Honda Accord.

Regarding other models from the Acura lineup, we did find out that the TL mid-size sedan will receive a redesign for the 2014 model year, while a freshening will be seen on the 2012 model year.

The MDX redesigned has also been pushed for the 2013 model year, although it was expected in 2012.

At that time, Honda’s large-platform hybrid powertrain will be ready and this means we will also see a hybrid version of the MDX. The current MDX is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine, which may raise concerns about fuel economy. [via AutoWeek]

If you liked the article, share on:


Login or Create new account to add a comment!


It wasn’t too long ago when Maserati took the wraps off what appears to be the most gorgeous concept coupe ever made. The Alfieri coupe premiered at the 2014 Geneva...
by - October 23, 2016
Many have been excited with the impending arrival of the next-generation Jeep Wrangler and the new 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which is slated to be the brand’s new range-topping model....
by - October 21, 2016
Chevrolet has taken the wraps off its new Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). Tagged as the most extreme fuel-cell-powered...
by - October 21, 2016
Honda has unveiled the fifth generation of its hot-selling SUV – the 2017 Honda CR-V. The latest iteration of the CR-V should help it maintain its benchmark status in the...
by - October 21, 2016
Many are already expecting BMW to launch an ultra luxurious SUV that will serve at its new flagship by late 2018. Larger than the X5 and X6, the new X7...
by - October 21, 2016