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Report: Acura considering small car below TSX

by Damon Lavrinc (RSS feed) on Feb 22nd, 2010 at 7:57PM

With Acura's decision to nix V8 power and rear-wheel drive in favor of new hybrid drivetrains, dealers are worried that the brand's relentless pursuit of Tier 1 status – on par with Audi, BMW, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz – may be threatened. But that's not the real news. Buried at the end of an Automotive News piece about a recent Acura dealer meeting was this gem: "[Jeff Conrad, vice president of the Acura division] confirmed that Acura is considering a small car below the TSX sedan. The vehicle not only would compete against the BMW 1 series, Audi A3 and Volvo C30 but also... Read More

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