The Civic has long been a big volume model for Honda. But while it has grown in size and standards of accommodation over the years, Canadian buyers are the only ones in the world who can get their hands on an Acura version.

Called the CSX, it's essentially a rebadged Civic with some extra luxury touches. It was preceded by the EL, also based on the Civic, which in turn took the place in Acura Canada's lineup left vacant by the departure of the Integra sedan in 1996. Rumors, however, have been circulating for the past year that Acura was developing a new Civic-based model earmarked towards a broader market – including the United States.

We've heard this line of thinking out of the rumormill before, but it's been a while, and this is the first time we've heard talk of it reviving the RSX badge. The RSX, as you may recall, succeeded the Integra, albeit in coupe form only, and it was a favorite among front-wheel drive performance guys and gals. Whether a new RSX sedan might prove a worthy successor – or for that matter, whether a two- or three-door version might be offered as well – remain to be seen, but word on the street is that we can expect it to arrive in 2013 as a 2014 model.


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      flammablewater
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bring back the lift-back coupe!
      aatbloke1967
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Canadian buyers are the only ones in the world who can get their hands on an Acura version." True in a sense, but the Canadian CSX is nothing more than a rebadged Japanese/European-spec Civic saloon, just as the TSX is nothing more than a rebadged Japanese/European Accord. That said, it would provide the Astra-derived Buick Verano some straightforward competition in the United States.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @aatbloke1967
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        figuerc
        • 3 Years Ago
        @aatbloke1967
        Actually, the CSX is designed and made in Canada for the Canadian market. The Japanese preferred the CSX styling over the standard CIvic, so they adopted it in Japan as well.
          aatbloke1967
          • 3 Years Ago
          @figuerc
          "Actually, the CSX is designed and made in Canada for the Canadian market. The Japanese preferred the CSX styling over the standard CIvic, so they adopted it in Japan as well." Rubbish. The Japanese/European/international Civic saloon was used for the Acura CSX in Canada to differentiate it from the (almost) unique to North American standard Honda Civic saloon. My advice - don't believe everything you read on Wikipedia - use some real automotive knowledge instead.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @aatbloke1967
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      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      PLEASE bring back the Integra. And give us a Type R with a VTEC high revving small deisplacement turbo engine with around 270 hp.
      Zoom
      • 3 Years Ago
      So long as it's not a rebadged Civic it may work for them. Americans will buy tarted up eco-cars done right.
      Tom
      • 3 Years Ago
      From what I hear, this and the updated RDX will debut in March and April of next year, though it's unclear which would be first.
      NipponEngine
      • 3 Years Ago
      I always liked those old Integra sedans...
      aacfx09
      • 3 Years Ago
      There are already spy photos of this vehicle in testing here> http://vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=1003309 I think it looks quite good so far, but I wonder what the powertrains will be!
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      Malou H
      • 3 Years Ago
      Civic platform i can see because of the size of the platform. But trolls trolling over a PHOTOSHOPED IMAGE OF A HONDA WITH AN ACURA BADGE need to read.
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      NightFlight
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is ridiculous. I submitted this "tip" to Autoblog on Monday. Spyshots can be found on TOV, and it looks rather decent.
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