Acura RSX Sedan to Arrive in 2013, Coupe to Follow

Acura RSX Sedan to Arrive in 2013, Coupe to Follow

On of the largest growth areas in the auto industry is the premium compact segment. Acura had it all locked-down with the Integra and then the RSX and then made the foolish move to axe the car.

Now, the RSX is poised to return, arriving in the Spring of 2013, but as a sedan. A coupe is also planned, it won’t arrive until 2015, with the possibility of a convertible version to follow.

The RSX will be based on the current Honda Civic platform and powered by a 210-hp version of the Civic Si powerplant. Honda intends to differentiate it more significantly from the current Civic-based CSX sold in Canada, however.

This move could result in the death of the TSX, with the next-generation TL set to shrink slightly in order to fill the gap.

[Source: AutomotiveNews via CNET]

  • steve


  • Vince

    As a current DC5 owner, been waiting for its return. Although, not in sedan form. I’m really confused as to why the coupe version is not coming ’til 2015. I’ve held onto my car for 7 years now b/c Honda has really fallen off in the past few years, now they’re telling me I have to wait another 4 years to get this new car???!!!! I just hope it’s not bloated, thus having the nameplate but being nothing like the DC2/5 in spirit. Sounds like it’ll have a differently tuned version of the K24. I don’t understand why they don’t do a blown K20Z1/3. As long as they keep the weight down (I’m talking sub-3000 lbs), that type of engine would be a beast in a chassis like that. Hell, if they don’t want to spend the money, then drop the K23 in and mate it to a 6 spd manual. Our RDX feels decent so I can only imagine that engine carrying 1000 lbs less! Honda has really fallen off the enthusiast map, so this is their chance to earn some of them back. I don’t want to leave the Honda family, but their current product lineup doesn’t offer anything that I’d drop money on.

  • Celeste

    Do these comments ever make it to Acura? Like the others, I have been waiting for a 2DR Lux Coupe to return! I love my RSX but it is now 10 years old (bought my 2002 when they came out in July 2001). I can’t wait until 2015 to replace my car. I would like to stay with Acura; however, I will not buy a 4DR or manual ever! I will have to look at other dealers since that is now my only option for a sporty, luxury 2Dr (was hoping to hold out until 2012). And please don’t insult me by saying the Honda civic has a 2dr coupe.

  • jc


  • Elvis

    I have a 2003 RSX S, and would love to buy a new one that had more power and was not as loud. If I had to buy today, I’m looking at the GTI with DSG. They really drive nice and have the same feel as the Acura. Get the RSX replacement out asap!. At least give us some details Acura so we can have some hope.

  • Cisco

    Please get this one right Acura/Honda, I have been waiting to replace my Accord coupe, so I waited for the 2012 civic si and that was disappointment, but I am willing to give you this last chance to get my $$$. Make a 2dr available from the start, keep it under 3000 lbs, and 250hp 4cyl. (no hybrid crap).

  • Rachel

    Forget this plan.. bring the type r back 😀

  • 00Si

    Type R are nice engines, but Honda/Acura neeed to really step it up. There are so many Street Imports with kick a** hp and turbos that comes off the truck ready to be push. I test drove a Golf R and wow……

  • Dan

    Bring back the type II legend coupe 6 speed!

  • Bob

    I’ve driven a 1988 Acura Integra LS and now a 2002 Acura RSX type S. No other vehicle would I like to drive is out their including Honda’s line up. The front of all the Acura line up is down right ugly. Acura should really get their act together. The RSX is really beautiful. Why can’t they make it sort of the same way with a better engine with more horsepower and better fuel economy yet stylish with a true hatchback and only two wheel drive and scrap the front look and go with a more stylish front grill. I have a hard time understanding how my 2002 RSX Type S can get 200hp and still get 31mpg on the highway and after all these years even Honda does not have a hatchback that performs this well. The Honda Fit gets 33mpg yet has 118horsepower. Where did this count as a hatchback. The CRZ is a joke. I test drove it and was very disappointed. Acura has all six cylinder cars except for the TSX. I am disappointed with Acura. Please do not disappoint me when you release the RSX Type S. Make me proud to be an Acura owner again.

  • jgm99_

    I wish there coupe was awd.. we have all been waiting for them to do one because sti n evos are running the affordable sports car class .. n there four doors…Imagine an rsx awd with a 2.4 6spd lsd liter engine n/a power from 230-280 HP as long as the car weight is around 2800-3000 lbs for the type s n then a higher level similar to the aspec that comes with stiffer suspension ..recaro bucket seats and is either Turbo or supercharged.. I’d love to see them partner with a jrsc or greddy as long as it makes 320-380 horses honda would make a killing and enthusiast would be happy n the cost of doing you own build would decrease

  • rolex

    Finally Acura is taking a good decision, make me proud with the rsx s, and clean up your crap cars…

  • Richard

    I can’t believe they are bringing out a 4 door before they bring back a coupe. They have enough 4 doors already!

  • RallyMonkeyUSA

    I have the 2005 RSX-S which is a 2.0 liter, 210 horsepower, 4 cylinder and I love it. I would imagine it will still be kicking in 2015 which would prevent me from entering the car buying business, but I’m sure shortly after 2017 or so is when I’ll be buying another RSX. I love it. I’ve had 0 problems with it. Easy maintenance, great gas mileage, and its fun as heck to drive (except on LA Freeways). This would revive Acura’s market for sure. 

  • Sean_richardson52

     I have a 2002 Acura RSX-S with some bolt-ons and I love this car to death. I’ve had problems with mine but it wasn’t the cars fault, mainly bad luck from time to time. I can’t wait to see the plans for the new model!

  • yodaddy

    I have a 900hp rsx base model 5 speed

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