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

Article by Christian A., 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]

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