Smoking hot news today! This new mystery car was caught not far from Honda’s U.S. facilities. Everyone is already assuming this will be the 2009 Acura TSX. The new TSX will take on a more aggressive look, taking design cues from the SPORTS 4 concept car shown at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show. The front end has been redesigned to comply with new pedestrian impact standards. The heavily camouflaged car also looks to be sporting a completely redesigned grille, with the badge and chrome strip now running across the top instead of down the middle.
Rumored Specs for Base Model:
Engine- ~225hp 2.4L i-VTEC 4 cylinder (20-30 horsepower bump compared to current generation)
Transmission- 6 speed manual or 5 speed auto
Platform- Front wheel drive
Rumored Specs for Type-S Model:
Engine- 260 hp 2.3L 4 cylinder turbocharged (similar to the one seen in the current Acura RDX)
Transmission- 6 speed auto/manual DSG gearbox
Platform- Super Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD)
Like the current generation Acura TSX, the same car with a few minor styling adjustments will sell in the European markets as the new Honda Accord. The next generation TSX could also see a diesel engine as well.
A pre-production concept of the European Accord's wagon variant, which probably won't make it over here in the U. S.,was unveiled at last month's Frankfurt Motor Show. The European Accord sedan is scheduled to be unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor Show, with production expected to start production towards the end of 2008. Look for the next-gen TSXs to begin arriving in Acura's U.S. showrooms in the spring or early summer of 2009.
[Sources] VTEC.net, Autoblog.com, MotorTrend.com
Since this is supposed to be the 2009 Acura TSX, then the other mystery Acura is most likely the 2009 Acura TL.
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