Acura's entry-level TSX sedan is is a re-badged version of the European-market Honda Accord, a car that will debut on March 5 at the Geneva Motor Show. Acura has now let us know that the U.S.-market TSX will be dropping just two weeks later at the New York Auto Show. Why is this relevant here on ABG? Because the TSX is expected to be the first American market model to be equipped with the new Honda i-DTEC diesel engine. The current Euro Accord already comes with a diesel. Acura confirmed at the recent Detroit show that the new engine will be installed in an Acura model in 2009 and the TSX seems to the be logical choice. The new TSX in the photo that Acura provided has more distinctive styling than the current model and shares the new family face with the RL that debuted in Chicago last week.

[Source: Acura]

PRESS RELEASE:

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2008 – Acura announced today it will debut the all-new 2009 Acura TSX sports sedan at the 2008 New York International Auto Show and released an exterior photo of the new model. Scheduled to go on-sale in the spring, the 2009 Acura TSX will be the second generation of Acura's popular entry level sedan and feature numerous advancements in performance, styling, technology and safety.

"The new 2009 TSX speaks clearly to the direction we are taking our Acura sedans in the future," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president auto sales, "The TSX is a significant step in the advancement of our sedan lineup and the continued enhancement of the Acura brand."

Acura unveiled the new 2009 RL at the Chicago Auto Show last week and also announced the company will introduce an-all new TL performance luxury sedan later this year.

The 2009 Acura TSX will be introduced during the New York International Auto Show media days which occur on March 19th and 20th.


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