Honda will produce a third-generation Accord Euro, according to CarAdvice. There were speculations that the Honda Accord Euro, which is the basis for the U.S.-market Acura TSX, won’t have a direct replacement. But since the Acura TSX and TL are expected to be combined into one TLX model within the next few years, it’s not clear if the TSX will get a new generation.
Honda President Takanobu Ito said that the company was working “really, really hard” to develop the Honda Accord Euro. However he declined to confirm the launch date. But we’ll know soon as the U.S.-market Acura TSX and Acura TL are nearing the end of their cycles if the ILX will still be available together with a TSX and TL, or if a TLX model will lead to the discontinuation of the TSX.
The presence of a next-gen TSX may justify the engineering costs of a new Accord Euro. Last year, the 28,865 TSX units were sold (which include 4234 TSX wagons), falling behind the 33,572 units sold of the TL. The smaller ILX had higher sales than the TL and TSX in December 2012. Meanwhile, Acura’s SUVs (the RDX and MDX) made up over half of the brand’s overall December sales.
At a Motor Press Guild event, Honda spokesman Chris Martin told Automotive.com that the automaker realizes how important the TSX is for the Acura lineup. It’s not yet sure what the Acura TSX’s fate in the U.S. will be but the announcement that there will be a new Honda Accord Euro is suspicious. It’s likely that before a revised TSX arrives, a refreshed ILX will make it to dealerships.
The ninth generation of Honda has arrived, marked by the introduction of the all-new best-selling midsize cars 2013 Honda Accord Sedan and Honda Accord Coupe. The redesigned cars are more elegant, more refined, better equipped and offer better-quality performance than their previous models in the Accord’s 37-year history. The 2013 models are built in two locations in Ohio and mark a renewed sense of luxury and workmanship. Improved features also put emphasis to the car dynamics and highest levels on the range of their standard equipment in their class. The launch of the all-new models celebrates the 30th year of Accord production in the United States.
Compared to the key interior dimensions of the rear leg room and trunk volume of the previous-generation Accord, the exterior length, and wheelbase of the Accord Sedan and Coupe are more compact. The better specs of the all-new Accord give a spacious interior, sportier looks, more responsive handling and better-quality driving dynamics.
Every little aspect of the Honda Accord – from the tip of the front bumpers was examined carefully. All the major elements of the vehicle like the sheet metal, unit-body, engines and transmissions, glass and aerodynamics, interior features and electronic systems, chassis components and many safety and security systems. Though a lot of general changes have been made, the 2013 Accord Sedan and Coupe are able to maintain the long-established trademark of Honda in terms of its fun-to-drive performance and handling, safety and security, passenger’s comfort and convenience and affordability.
Fuel efficiency is also improved as the highway mileage ratings in 4-cylinder Accord reach up to 36 mpg and 34 mpg in the V-6 Accord Sedan. Aside from the Accord’s advance state of the art in its segment, Honda is also proud to show off the new technology, “Honda’s new Earth Dreams which is utilized on their first vehicle. It does enhance the fuel efficiency and lessens the company’s environmental footprint.
The all-new 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Sedan was launched in early 2013 followed by a conformist hybrid based on the same powertrain architecture in the summer of the same year.