Acura TSX Axed to Make Room for TLX

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Acura TSX Axed to Make Room for TLX

Acura will cut its product portfolio from six to five models next year, confirming today that the TSX sedan will be discontinued in 2014.

In its place will be a new model called the TLX (which more directly replaces the current TL), bridging the gap between the compact ILX and flagship RLX.

Acura claims the new TLX will bring to the segment a whole new look with more sporting proportions, as well as two new powertrains and numerous signature Acura technologies. The TLX will come with a new transmission (likely either a CVT or the new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic that debuted in the RLX) and will be offered in two-wheel and all-wheel drive.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Acura TSX Review

Introduced to the North American market in 2003 the TSX was and continued to be an Acura-ified version of the European market Honda Accord. It filled a void in the Acura product lineup with the departure of the Integra sedan in 2001.

Shunning convention it was positioned to take on compact German luxury rivals, though using front-wheel drive and with only a 4-cylinder engine – a 2.4-liter unit making 200 hp.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Review – Video

Acura is promising that the traits that made the TSX such a great car will be carried through and even emphasized in the TLX. “This all-new Acura TLX is the perfect blend of style and muscle with its elegant, well-proportioned exterior that cloaks the true sport sedan chassis and powertrain beneath,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president, American Honda Motor, Co., Inc. “The sporty characteristics that customers found appealing in the TSX are even more pronounced in this aggressive new TLX.”

The 2015 Acura TLX concept will make its world premiere at the Detroit Auto Show this January.

Discuss this story at our Acura TLX Forum.

  • Scunnerous

    So that’ll mean no more Made in Japan. My guess is that the 2.4L will be CVT only with the full automatic reserved for the V6. I’m glad I just got a new TSX then. Heaven only knows what kind of engineering mischief will be committed in another 5 years or so.

  • hondaman1

    I meant the “RLX” should be repositioned more upmarket to compete with the BMW 7 series, Audi A-8 and Mercedes S Class. That was the initial design objective which has been a massive failure.
    Acura seems to have lost their way in the market. We have witnessed Lexus expand rapidly and made Acura look like the new kid on the block. Acura needs new vision and new ideas IMMEDIATELY….

  • Scunnerous

    I did not answer your comment – mine actually precedes yours. I agree that Acura has lost their way, though their main problem vs. Audi, BMW and Mercedes is that they are upgrading seriously flawed products made by Honda. The iLX is a joke – same choppy ride as a Civic and what were they thinking offering only that SOHC 150bhp engine in the automatic?

  • hondaman1

    That is a very STUPID move by Acura. They need all their current models to compete successfully with the German brands.
    They made a BIG mistake in not moving the TLX more upmarket to go head to head with BMW 7 series, Mercedes S class and Audi A8.
    The TLX needs to go upmarket to compete directly with BMW 5 series, Mercedes E class and Audi A6.
    The TSX needs to REMAIN and go upmarket to compete DIRECTLY with the BMW 3 series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C class.
    The ILX should remain to compete with the BMW 1 series, Audi A3 and Mercedes CLA class.
    Reducing the Acura lineup does nothing else but to relegate the brand to an “Also ran” competitor. I am a very loyal Honda/Acura customer, and I am telling you HONDA, this is a very BIG mistake.

  • Alfie

    The TLX is supposed to be more TSX-like, with the RLX more like the E-Class or 5 Series.

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