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 |  Sep 02 2009, 9:47 AM

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Rumors have surfaced that Acura is planning to get back into the entry-level luxury segment, with a possible RSX successor coming in 2012. The new model would reportedly be based on the next generation Honda Civic which is due out in 2011 and would compete with vehicles like the BMW 1 Series, Audi A3 and Volvo C30 in the growing premium compact segment.

Making the possibility more likely are rumors that the upcoming European Lexus CT hatchback may find its way to North America after all. Then again, Honda has never been a company to follow the lead of others.

Currently Acura offers no coupes in its lineup after killing off the RSX in 2006. An entry-level four-door Acura, the CSX, is offered exclusively in Canada, however.

[Source: eGMcartech]