• Feb 24, 2008


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With the all-new European Honda Accord set to debut next month in Geneva, word is that buyers will be disappointed to hear there are apparently no plans to launch a high-performance Type-R version of the new chassis. Honda does not feel the all-new model fits the Type-R brand, adding that the new European Accord is designed to propel the company into competing with the likes of BMW and Audi. Honda does have plans to release Accords with modified suspension and body kits, but with standard engines, much like Audi does with its S-line models.

The United States will see the all-new Euro Accord re-badged as the 2009 Acura TSX, first arriving at the New York Auto Show next month.


[Source: Autocar]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Damn thats a nice car. The only Honda in NA I would buy is the Civic Coupe Si. But if we had that...
        • 6 Years Ago
        We do/will have that... it's called the Acura TSX.
      • 6 Years Ago
      two reasons...

      Euro CO2 fleet emission limits...
      Honda lack in selling success in Europe.
      Best selling Honda in Germany ranks only 42th place in the Top50 model sales list ranking... and thats the Civic..
      Waste of money for Honda to develop a car no one buys in europe
      • 6 Years Ago
      As a former Accord Euro R owner (both CL1 and CL7 variants) I'm kinda disappointed. The R models are so much more than appearance enhancements. I can understand why the US wouldn't get it, since it's basically the TSX & I know they've already got a hot 4 door in the CTR, but it's exactly what you'd call a good looking car. IMO, the Euro R's have always been beautiful cars though, and they're a very good drive.
      Well, they never had plans to do a CTR, stating that they didn't think the Civic chassis would make Type R material, but changed their minds soon after Spoon Sports and other companies proved the performance potential of the FD2 chassis... and the new CTR is the best performing Type R to date. I hope the same thing happens here.
        • 6 Years Ago
        There will probably be a new euro R, i think this is ment for europe. But the last european type R accord was in 2002.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car looks so muddled and over-sculpted. The area between the taillights and wheels in particular is just a mess. This is a far cry from the clean elegance of the current TSX.

      Acura is moving from Japanese Volvo to Japanese Buick.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The euro Accord is already "Type-R" compared to what we get here.
      • 6 Years Ago
      FWD vs. RWD BMW? What does honda smoke? It must be good stuff.
      Honda's have good powertrains, buyond that they are crappy at best. Yer
      Good powertrain, good interior materials.. and very poor designs..
      • 6 Years Ago
      Noooooo Honda....noooo!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Japan will probably get a new accord type r, only its not called type R but euro R. the last 2 generations of JDM accord had the euro R with a 220BHP K20a.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guess this also means there's no Type-S model for the TSX?

      I was really hoping for a TSX with a turbo engine and/or SH-AWD, but (unfortunately) it doesn't look like Acura will go in that direction.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That would be a Type-R rather than Type-S. But I'd highly doubt that would happen anyway (especially a turbo).

        Honda enthusiasts are having enough trouble getting a Civic Type-R over here...

        Sorry for double post--reply didn't work
        • 6 Years Ago
        nope, type S. Hot Euro Hondas are Type-R, hot Acuras are Type-S. We did have the Acura Integra Type-R, but since then, there's been the TL Type-S and RSX Type-S.

        Yeah, I would think no TSX Type-S, as that would cannibalize TL sales. The two cars are already too close to each other.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sorry but the Accord won't be much of a competitor to BMW or Audi. They are just different levels for different needs/buyers.
      • 6 Years Ago
      too bad!
      Sammy G
      • 6 Years Ago
      compete with BMW and Audi? more like lexus and buick.
      Bring the RDX turbo and SH-AWD (with a rear bias) and then you'll be competing with Audi and BMW.
      This car is a waste, I'm 25 and I'd still rather have the boy racer civic si, same power far less dough.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Sammy G
        I agree. Even though its a good looking car, unless they can give me the wagon version with a kick-ass engine and a 6-sp manual, I'd rather spend a bit more and get an Audi.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Sammy G
        I would go to Canada and buy it in Acura flavor - CSX-S since I could get a Civic with leather that way.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Sammy G
        SH-AWD can never be rear-biased because it is an FWD system with a PTO for the part time rear wheels drive. Most of the time the rear wheels are off completely.
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