Acura TSX has an uncertain future as Honda will abandon the old platform

Article by Christian A., on June 3, 2013

According to the latest reports, it appears that Acura TSX has an uncertain future as Honda is preparing to abandon the platform used for the compact sedan. Acura boss, Jeff Conrad, said that the TSX will remain in the lineup for the foreseeable future. Apparently, the problem is that when it introduced the ILX last year, Acura managed to jam its sedan lineup because the new car and the TSX are positioned too close to each other.

Moreover, the TSX is also too close from the TL, while the RLX did manage to grow slightly and distance itself but not by much. The Acura TSX uses the old Honda Accord platform used also in Japan and Europe, while the new Accord that made its debut in the United States uses a new global platform. Moreover, according to Autocar, due to poor sales of the Honda Accord in Europe, the Japanese manufacturer will not keep the old platform.

That makes the TSX a car without a donor platform. Furthermore, Acura is also planning to redesign the TL for a 2014 launch and according to Automotive News the new vehicle will be smaller in order to make room for the flagship RLX. Currently, the Acura TL is company’s best-selling car, while the ILX has didn’t manage to overtake the old TSX. A redesigned 2014 TSX is expected to arrive in September.

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