• Oct 4, 2010


Acura is planning a host of product updates in the very near future, and along with the launch of the TSX Wagon, two new models could come down the pike. According to Autoweek, Acura is considering a coupe built atop the TSX platform and a compact sedan to capitalize on the States' newfound love of smaller vehicles.

A TSX-based coupe would fill the gap left by the CL after its demise in 2003, and while Acura already produces a compact sedan for the Canadian market – the Acura CSX pictured above – it's simply a re-badged Civic with an upgraded interior. Obviously, Acura would need to do more to woo buyers into a smaller vehicle, and its best bet is to leverage one of Honda's other platforms for the task. An Acura Fit? Not so much...

[Source: Autoweek]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Actually, the idea of an Acura Fit wouldn't be too far off. But I think rebadging and upgrading the Fit Hybrid might be a better way to go....
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, b/c it has worked so well for Lexus w/ its version of the Prius.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Before they "mull" anything else, they need to "mull" a new corporate grill. I know this comment is played out, but seriously, there are a LOT of people who will not consider anything Acura, no matter how good it is, if it has that buck tooth on the front.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not the world needs yet another FWD low performance coupe.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey Acura, I got an idea. Instead of making a TSX coupe, how about you, oh I don't know, bring back the RSX?!?!
      • 4 Years Ago
      As a matter of fact, the base CSX comes standard voice recon. navi, handsfree link, leather heated seats, paddle shifter, 17" rims and most importantly...the base RSX 2.0L engine (k20).
      Not a bad little car for the coin...$28,790

      And rumour has it that the TSX wagon was cancelled for North America (according to inside sources)....apparently Acura likes teasing quite a bit with the TSX and not delivering ..2.2L Diesel anyone? :(
      • 4 Years Ago
      In addition to the upgraded interior, the Acura CSX also has revised front and rear fascias – designed and manufactured in Canada – which Honda Japan later adopted for the Civic Type R sedan.

      http://blog.niot.net/blog-images/honda-confirms-end-of-four-door-civic-type-r-production.jpg
        • 4 Years Ago
        It should also be noted that the U.S. market gets a trim level for the Civic that includes a more powerful engine and leather option, making it more or less the same as the Acura CSX, but without the revised fascias. Canada doesn't have that top trim level in the Civic. If you want leather in a Civic in the Great White North, you have to visit an Acura showroom.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Incorrect. You can buy a Civic EX-L here in Canada, but all non-Si Civics have an R18 engine, just like the US. We have the option of getting a K20Z2 with all CSX trims.

        Reasonably speaking the CSX makes sense in Canada despite the price difference with the Civic in quite a few more features and lower insurance costs.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They actually created a model that could have been a nice replacement for the CL in what was suppose to be the next NSX. All they had to do was replace the supposed V10 engine with the companies 3.5L V6 and 3.7L V6 engines, instead they scraped the program entirely. So any excitement that would come from me for Acura died that day.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yay! Just what we need: more bland FWD barges pretending to be sporty and luxurious while failing at both.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Honda is as lost as Toyota.
      • 4 Years Ago
      As long as its underpowered and fwd, it will fit right in with the rest of the line up...
        • 4 Years Ago
        thats a damn lie and you know it, no one talks about buick unless it's how they would never drive one. i do agree with your point though.
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol

        Do people consider Acura a luxury brand? I hear more people talking about even Buick than Acura.

        What the hell happened to them?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does anyone remember the reason Acura stopped making the RSX. They cited a desire to move strictly into midsize to larger upscale sedans. They would be completely regressing with this move.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh yes, blame the Democrats.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, the new Democratic Washington is sending everyone back to the drawing board. Now they are talking about requiring 60mpg CAFE.

        Even BMW is announcing tiny FWD cars to be able to meet the new requirements.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ok, I'll play the game.

        Then who is pushing for this green agenda, carbon taxation, greatly increase CAFE requirements?

        Who?
      • 4 Years Ago
      There was a good coupe named Acura RSX, using the basicly the same 2.0 l engine we can found in pictured above CSX. Why Acura departured from RSX I don't understand. What is clearly understandable is fact thet Acura has critical product identity problem.
        • 4 Years Ago
        As great a car as the Integra was it was a major set back for the Acura brand. How can people take Acura seriously compared to Lexus or BMW when you had teenagers with riced-out Integras switching 4 lanes on the freeway at once. The Integra should be branded Honda.
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