Honda's reorganization plan includes ending a few models that have become unpopular. A report from Nikkei business daily states that Honda will be discontinuing the Acura RL as well as its Japanese version, the Honda Legend. In the US, the Acura RL is positioned at the top of the premium range. In the past few years, sales of the Acura RL declined primarily as a result of the TL model that is slotted under it. Many consumers preferred the TL because of its better overall package and interior design, more superior powerplants and other features that exceeded the flagship model. The Nikkei business daily also said that the production changes that Honda made recently only targeted its domestic market. It's apparent that the Civic's gasoline version will be discontinued. This indicates that the Civic lineup will only include the hybrid version of the car until the arrival of the next generation late next year. It was also reported that the production of the Elysion minivan will soon end.
Gallery: 2010 Acura RL