The Acura TSX may be on the way out, even though Acura’s execs haven’t provided any official details.
The Acura TSX may be on the way out, even though Acura’s execs haven’t provided any official details. The Acura TSX, which is based on the Honda Accord that is sold in Japan and Europe may sees its future cut short as Acura repositions its lineup.
It’s been rumored for a while that the new ILX entry-level sedan would eventually replace the TSX in Acura’s lineup, but Acura has yet to confirm it. Acura boss Jeff Conrad even went as far to say that the TSX will remain in Acura’s lineup “for the foreseeable future,” but will it actually happen? The TSX is based on the aged smaller Accord platform that is sold in Japan and Europe, not the Accord that we have here in the US. Slow sales of the Accord in other global markets is making it hard for Honda to justify a new model or to allow Honda to continue to use the old platform. If the Accord in Japan and Europe goes away, then that means the TSX would be without a donor platform.
Even more troubling for the TSX is the fact that the next generation TL is expected to arrive next summer and will be smaller than the current model to give the new RLX more breathing room. That means that the next-generation TL would basically be the same size as the current TSX.
Even though it looks like the TSX may be going away, Acura hasn’t told its dealers as they expect a 2014 TSX to still arrive in September.