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 |  Aug 05 2011, 11:25 AM

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]