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Acura has officially unveiled the 2011 TSX Sport Wagon, which is essentially the European Honda Accord Wagon with an Acura badge and slightly more upscale interior.

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The TSX Sport Wagon is powered by the 2.4L four-cylinder mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, the same engine and transmission found in the sedan. It features steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters. Although not official, Acura estimates that it will get 30 mpg on the highway.

Unfortunately, Acura has no plans to offer its SH-AWD system in the TSX, so buyers are stuck a with front-wheel-drive layout. Acura also hasn’t stated if the V6 from the sedan will be offered in the wagon.

The Acura TSX Sport Wagon will be available late in the fall. More details can be found in the press release.

PRESS RELEASE:

All-New Acura TSX Sport Wagon Debuts at New York International Auto Show
2011 TSX Sport Wagon to arrive at Acura dealerships in late Fall

NEW YORK, March 31, 2010 – The all-new 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon made its world debut at the New York International Auto Show today. The TSX Sport Wagon offers a smart solution to modern utility needs with its balanced and efficient driving performance coupled with bold styling and versatile cargo capabilities.

“The TSX Sport Wagon represents a smart choice for those seeking a vehicle with utility,” said John Mendel, executive vice president, sales. “It’s practical, fun to drive, luxurious and technically advanced, all while achieving an outstanding estimated highway fuel economy rating of 30 miles per gallon*.”

The TSX Sport Wagon delivers flexible utility and generous interior space- perfect for those with a growing family or an active lifestyle. The TSX Sport Wagon boasts an innovative and highly functional rear cargo space that includes a removable side panel to accommodate wider items such as golf clubs and integrated under-floor bins for hidden storage. Along with this sizeable cargo space, the TSX Sport Wagon features a comfortable and spacious cabin with seating for up to five adults.

The TSX Sport Wagon’s practical utility is cleverly masked behind crisp lines and a sleek, European-inspired exterior. Bold wheel arches frame the 17-inch, 5-spoke aluminum wheels, giving the Sport Wagon an aggressive stance. The chiseled, muscular body and sloping roofline emphasize its performance capabilities while making it more aerodynamic.

Powering the TSX Sport Wagon is a 2.4-liter, DOHC i-VTEC®, inline four-cylinder engine paired with a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission fit with steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters. The TSX Sport Wagon delivers brisk performance while achieving an EPA-estimated 30 mpg* on the highway. Drawing from its sports sedan roots, the TSX Sport Wagon features agile handling and quick off the line acceleration, allowing it to easily tackle a twisty mountain road or swiftly navigate through city streets.

To enhance the driving experience, the TSX Sport Wagon features the latest in advanced technologies including an available hard disk drive-based Acura Navigation System™ with an all-new 8-inch full VGA high-resolution color display and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather™ featuring radar image mapping. For the audiophile, the TSX Sport Wagon will be available with an Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Audio System and a hard disk drive (HDD) for media storage. Additionally, the TSX Sport Wagon is equipped with an impressive list of standard features, including a power glass moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, a premium sound system, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, and USB port and AUX jack music interface. Like all Acura vehicles, the TSX Sport Wagon will come with a comprehensive list of standard safety features, including Acura’s acclaimed Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure.

The 2011 TSX Sport Wagon will be an entry luxury utility offering when it arrives at Acura dealerships in the late fall. The Sport Wagon will join the TSX lineup, which already includes the popular 4-cylinder and sporty V-6 powered sports sedans.
For media information and high-resolution photos of all Acura vehicles, please visit www.acuranews.com. For consumer information, please visit www.acura.com.

TSX Sport Wagon Specifications:
Length: 189.4 inches
Width: 72.4 inches
Height: 57.9 inches
Wheelbase: 106.5 inches
Wheel: 17×7.5- inch 5-spoke aluminum alloy wheels
Seating capacity: 5-passenger

*Preliminary EPA mileage estimates determined by Honda. Final EPA mileage estimates not available at the time of printing. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. You actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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Hotter Acura NSX Type R With 650 HP Is Speeding Your Way

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In addition to the extra power and unique styling touches, expect suspension and brake upgrades.

Acura is reportedly working on a higher performance NSX adorned with the Type R badge.

The Acura NSX Type R will benefit from a long list of performance upgrades to should allow it to better compete with the McLaren 570S and other rivals, not the least of which is an increase in total output from 573 to 650 horsepower.

According to Forbes, Acura’s flagship supercar will also have a stiffer suspension, steering enhancements, bigger carbon-ceramic brakes, unique carbon aerodynamic elements, and interior enhancements.

The improvements should drive pricing above $200,000 — a premium of at least $40,000 over the basic NSX.

If the report is true, the Acura NSX Type R will make its official debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. What are you hoping to see?

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Is The Acura Legend Coming Back?

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The NSX supercar probably won’t be the only Acura legend to make a comeback.

Acura has trademarked the “Legend” name in Europe as spotted by AutoGuide, and we’re not quite sure what to make of it.

For starters, Acura doesn’t compete in the European market at all and, secondly, it hasn’t had much success with its sedans in the markets it does compete in. Could the company just be protecting one of its best-known nameplates?

The 90s where a time when Honda’s premium brand was on top of its game, and the Legend was the best it had to offer. The flagship sedan was discontinued in 1995 and replace by the RL, which was eventually replaced by the RLX.

If Acura is indeed planning the Legend’s return, replacing the unpopular RLX with a sedan-like model bearing its name could have a positive impact on sales. Or the model might not even be a sedan…

The streets have changed a lot in the 20 years since the Legend departed. Sedans have lost favor with buyers and SUVs are all the rage, so there is a possibility that the Legend could return as a utility vehicle of some sort… maybe an SUV coupe along the lines of the BMW X6 to compliment the successful MDX and RDX.

What do you want Acura to do with the Legend name?

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2019 Acura ILX Targets Millenials With Bold Face, More Tech

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Acura’s small luxury sedan hopes to attract Millenials with a bold new face and new tech.

While we wait for an all-new Acura ILX to arrive, Acura has given its entry-level model a refresh for its 2019 model year.

The biggest change can be seen at the front, where the 2019 ILX sports the the brand’s new Diamond Pentagon grille. In fact, the car is all-new from the A-pillars forward, with design revisions also including a more sculpted hood, the Acura Jewel Eye LED headlights and a more aggressive front bumper.

The aggressive look extends to the rear fascia, where one sees new LED taillights and a new lower diffuser. A set of new standard 17-inch wheels top things off.

For those who want their ILX to stand out even more, the ILX A-Spec adds dark chrome trim to the front grille and lower fascia, LED fog lights, darkened headlights and taillights, a gloss-black decklid spoiler, and Shark Gray 18-inch wheels.

The interior of the ILX A-Spec is distinguished by a graphite-silver dash accent with chrome insert, an A-Spec badged steering wheel with contrast stitching, aluminum sport pedals, and Ebony or Red leather with black Ultrasuede center panels.

It addition to the styling upgrades, the 2019 Acura ILX also introduces tech features like the AcuraWatch driver assistance technology and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

Power continues to be provided by a 201-hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine that’s paired with an eight-speed dual clutch transmission.

Acura is targeting Millenials with the updated ILX, pointing out that the car has one of the highest in-segment take rates among that demo. Sales being in October 2018.

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