• Feb 8th 2008 at 6:11PM
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click above to view more spy shots of Europe's 2009 Honda Accord Tourer

In case you didn't know, the Acura TSX sold in the U.S. is basically the same car as the European version of the Honda Accord. So when we see spy shots of the old country's new Accord, we're interested because we're looking at the next TSX for us. This image was sent into us by Autoblog reader bojan with not much information, but it's clear that we're looking at the 2009 Honda Accord Tourer (wagon) for Europe. The car's shape is based on the Accord Tourer Concept that was shown by the automaker at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September. Since there's virtually no covering, we can make all those bits that Honda showed use in a series of teaser images it released late last month. It's shaping up to be one extremely sharp wagon, which we'll get to see in person next month at the Geneva Motor Show. Even though we'll get the sedan version of this car over here in the States as the next Acura TSX, the tourer model will likely remain beyond our reach and not offered in the U.S.

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      • 7 Years Ago

      Your comments system is broken. Any attempt to reply personally to any comment simply anchor links you to the bottom of the page to the general reply form, which isn't what I asked for.

      Thanks for fixing the rating system for non-IE users at last, but coudl you also look into this? Thanks.
        • 7 Years Ago
        They're aware of the problem. In the meantime, you can reply by clicking the date of the comment you want to reply to, then typing your message on that page.
      • 7 Years Ago
      At least it was spared the Medusa ugly grill that the updated RL got and the nearly as ugly new Pilot and Accord sedan front ends.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's not us market trends. It's resistance by us manufacturers to insert an engine that will outlast the cars they will be put into.

      Does anyone else get the felling auto companies are polling for interest in diesel engines by calling only people with landlines (and rotary telephones too)? They really have no clue, putting the diesels in top of the line models or giant pickups.

      Looking forward to a subie diesel with a 6 speed manual in two years.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Are you sure these aren't pics of the new Pontiac Vibe? Seems like GM beat Honda to the market this time.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I remember back in 2005, Dodge came out with the Magnum, areally sporty looking and performing wagon. Everyone loved the way it looked and drove. Everyone stayed away from it in droves because wagons aren't cool, but SUV/CUVs are...shame we lost the Magnum
      • 7 Years Ago
      Make mine a TSX Touring Diesel with Sh-AWD and 6MT
      • 7 Years Ago
      The reason we don't get wagons in North America (and the reasons marketing has pushed SUVs instead) is that SUVs count as light trucks under CAFE, and are thusly subject to less stringent regulations.

      It's cheaper to just jack up an Accord (Pilot) or Fusion (Edge) then to make a wagon version precisely for this reason. If they had to make a wagon, they'd have to spend a lot more money on the body and powertrain to get the same performance and economy numbers needed to meet both the market and CAFE. Why do that, when you can just save money, use a less efficient powertrain and just jack the car up instead?

      CAFE is particularly perverse about this. Example: The Compass/Patriot and Legacy Outback are trucks; the normal Legacy wagon, Magnum and Mazda6 wagon are cars. Guess why the Legacy, 6 Wagon and Magnum are gone? Because even though they use less fuel than their crossover equivalent, they don't meet the car CAFE standard and wouldn't without a lot of money invested.

      This just sticks in my craw. As nice as the RDX is, I'd prefer a TSX wagon, which we won't get because the RDX, despite using more fuel, is more economical.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Another nice rendition of the original Mazda 6 grill.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks pretty much like the US version, a large, featureless sedan. What happened to that Honda Sports 4 Concept that was supposed to be the next generation of Accord?

        • 7 Years Ago
        The nose, headlight shape, wheel arches and basic appearance are almost the same between those two.

        Remember, the shot above is a dark car in poor lighting compared to a red car under careful studio (or rendered?) lighting.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why does every upcoming Acura have to look like the current TL?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I don't know about the rest of you, but if I could get that wagon with Honda's diesel, I would be a very very happy man.

        Want = Small diesel engine in affordable small / mid-size car

        Do not want = Volkswagen

        Unfortunately that leaves me without many options. Damn you US market trends!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Honda made a cheap copy of the Ford Mondeo...
      Ford did a brilliant job with the new generation of the Mondeo, fair price, excellent quality, outstanding handling best bang for bug wagon currently sold in Europe in the middle class..
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well said, tornado. Heck, now we have to get ready for 'crossover sedans' and 'Sports Activity Vehicles' or whatever BMW dug up from its thesaurus to call the X6. Ridiculous.
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