Acura
is working hard to revamp its existing lineup, and the first phase is underway thanks to some updated sheetmetal. Next year, Acura's main focus will be to increase the fuel efficiency of its portfolio, and this will be accomplished by the addition of hybrid powertrains for certain models. According to Automotive News, the TL, RDX and MDX are all slated to get a gas-electric option.

In addition to the hybrid automobiles, Acura is looking to revive both the RSX and NSX nameplates. The RSX will be offered as a sedan for the 2013 model year, and then a coupe starting in 2015. We won't get excited for the NSX just yet (its on-again/off-again reports have left us a bit cold), but rumor has it that we could see the Acura sports car by 2014. Fingers, toes, arms and legs are all crossed for that one.


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      AP1_S2K
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd just like to see a streetable version of the HSV-010 under 100k.....and maybe calling it the NSX
        QAZZY
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AP1_S2K
        The NSX has to be naturally aspirated and under 3,000lbs. That will be all.
      All Rights Reserved
      • 3 Years Ago
      read for Acura to build a compact upscale car again. BMW and Audi are making small cheap cars, time for Acura to return to that market.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Paul M
      • 3 Years Ago
      What is this "Acura" brand, of which you speak? (Seriously, could they BE any more forgettable an automaker these days?)
        JasonERF
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Paul M
        @PaulM - Exactly. They're ******* Hyundai's exhaust. One of the biggest missed opportunities in recent car history: Getting blown away by Lexus (Zzz) then, despite having a BIG lead on Infiniti in the 90's, allowing them to BLOW by Acura in the 2000's. The late 2000's - early 10's will see Hyundai BLOWING past them. It's pathetic.
        guyverfanboy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Paul M
        Smart? Nobody buys those, lol.
      guyverfanboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really hope that the Acura hybrids get a re-hauled IMA system because the current system is crap. It would be nice if there were diesel offerings too. :(
      Tweak589
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just what I wanted to see.... a picture of the big fat ugly chrome nose of the current Acura line :(
      joe shmoe
      • 3 Years Ago
      honda and acura....... always late to the game
        Kennif
        • 3 Years Ago
        @joe shmoe
        The Honda Insight was the first hybrid sold in the US. The Insight started in 1999 in the US. The first Prius was made in 1997, but was not sold in the US until 2001. Two years isn't late for a newly introduced technology. As far as I'm concerned, the Insight was sold here two years longer than the Prius. You're quite the bandwagoner, though I must admit that the first Insight was a bit of a lemon. But no, Honda was never late to the hybrid game.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Kennif
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          QAZZY
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Kennif
          I've always loved Acura and Honda, but I wonder why they have been late to the LUXURY hybrid game. Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes and BMW have already released hybrids (admittedly, Mercedes' is kind of a fail, because its mileage is trumped by the V8 AWD Audi A8, and BMW's isn't too eco-friendly with a twin-turbo V8), and only now have Audi and Acura stepped up to the plate. Acura always had a Civic hybrid and an Insight to base it off of, I wonder why they only have only released a hybrid now.
      haleff3
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is another one of those ACURA plans that will never happen....Acura couldnt think straight at the moment i give this credibility rating of ZERO.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        g2k
        • 3 Years Ago
        you can confirm things based on speculation? You must be a successful investor
      jj72
      • 3 Years Ago
      I lost all interest when they mentioned that the RSX was going to come back as a sedan. Someone needs to slap the execs at Honda......hard.
      ken
      • 3 Years Ago
      By the year 2014, new LF-A, new GT-R, and new Ford GT, and new ZR1 will be on the pipeline. I can just feel Honda to be cold feet again.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ken
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      WheelMcCoy
      • 3 Years Ago
      >> Fingers, toes, arms and legs are all crossed for that one. You forgot to add "eyes crossed". A 5 door RSX sportback would be interesting. Regardless, it's good to hear the Honda / Acura are trying.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @WheelMcCoy
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