• Sep 14, 2006
Few publications around the world provide highly-improbable speculation better than the magazines that come out of Japan (AutoBild holds down the fort in Germany). While most of the information is easily dismissed as rumor mongering and baseless conjecture, a few gems often reside in the rough.

So with that said, our friend 'S' and the peeps over at the Temple of VTEC let loose some scans from the oh-so-Japanese entitled, HolidayAuto magazine. The details and stories foretell the future of Honda's lineup, albeit with information that is, at best, dubious.

Follow the jump to see all the scans and read deets translated by the original author's girlfriend. Enjoy with a grain of salt.

[Source: Temple of VTEC]


First up is the Acura NSX, which sorely lacked a redesign towards the end of its life, but will probably be a serious contender in its next iteration. Word of a 500 hp, 5-liter V10 makes us all warm and fuzzy, however, the rendering in the magazine is less than compelling (alright we'll call it down right hideous). What was really interesting was the tagline in the upper right-hand corner which states the NSX is planned to debut at the North American International Auto Show. Our excitement was palpable until we read, via translation from one of the poster's girlfriends, that the NSX won't have Honda's famed S-AWD and will have seating for four. We can handle speculation, but that's downright depressing. Plus, we're pretty sure Ayrton Senna would not approve.

Other noteworthy scraps include a redesigned Acura TSX, with all-wheel-drive and a 2.3-liter turbo, the next Honda Fit, with suppository-inspired styling, a shrunken version of the Element, a redesigned Accord and, the only piece of information we think could have a basis in reality, a new JDM Civic Type-R. The styling, which can be viewed, along with the rest of the pages after the jump, is more last-gen Civic than current, but the engine speculation is right on par with what others have confirmed, namely a revised, 2-liter K20, producing 220 hp and equipped with a six-speed manual.










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  • 12 Comments
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, finally Honda's got some hot Acuras that I'd seriously think about purchasing. The current gen of Acuras are just too boring.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like an SL/SLR.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is a crazy jumbling of brand designs.
      That Toyota looks like an Infiniti front, with a BMW back!

      The Acuras say BATMAN!
      • 8 Years Ago
      my god, when I test drove the TSX I said I'd buy it if it had AWD and a turbo! Nice move Honda, let's hope that rumor is true. Love my STi but the TSX is soooo much more refined.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ok the red toyota hatch...thats a Mazda 3...don't care what logo they put on there I know a Mazda 3 when I see it...
      Jason Grant
      • 8 Years Ago
      That looks like the next design for the CL rather than the NSX especially given the pointed front bumper... now that I could believe and accept, but not as the next NSX!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is more an hybrid.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nooooooooooooooooooo thats not a nsx. please say it aint so.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If that is the new NSX (or NSX replacement), Honda has made a risky move. Road & Track did say Honda would pursue an exotic sport coupe that had the feel of a luxury/sport sedan. The NSX was an example of lean, fluid design. Most people agree the HSC concept captured that feel. For Honda to just overlook that is a mistake. On the other hand, Honda is probably basing this new vehicle as something to tackle the Nissan GT-R.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is bad 3d studio max at best. My money is on the next designs being NOTHING like these.
      • 8 Years Ago
      the accord looks a lot like the civic. but i can see that version coming to north america unchanged, as we already have the similar civic already (unlike the euro ones).

      i was waiting for the new fit to come out, knowing that the current one has been ard for more than 5 years. but i am quite disappointing on the way it looks outside. it now looks chubby and friendly.

      the tsx with the 2.3 turbo and sh-awd can finally put itself up against other entry-lux sport sedans, especially now looking the part.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That TSX has the rear lifted right off of a G35. HAHAHAAHA! I don't know what's worse, that they have car mags publishing complete make believe or that people pay good money for them.

      Autobild needs to represent and start slapping Bangle rears on the new Audis.