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Acura‘s streak of visually dismal product introductions has finally been broken with the TSX sport wagon, a pretty interesting compact wagon that’s destined to sell like two week old carp, but will surely be a darling of auto journalists everywhere.
Based on the European market Honda Accord wagon, the TSX is curiously sold only in a 2.4L four-cylinder/5-speed automatic configuration. Why Honda doesn’t even offer their 3.5L V6 is beyond us, as it would make a seriously compelling alternative to a number of station wagons and even small crossovers.
For the added utility, you’ll have to pay $30,960, an increase $1,350 over the 2011 TSX sedan. Here’s hoping somebody buys these things.
The new Acura TSX Sport Wagon was unveiled today at the New York Auto Show.
Acura is positioning the TSX Sport Wagon as an entry level luxury utility vehicle, targeting the under-30 demographic, the same crowd that makes up a bulk of the TSX sedan’s sales.
The TSX Wagon is powered by a 2.4l i-VTEC four-cylinder engine paired with a sequential SportShift five-speed automatic transmission. While the EPA hasn’t given its final fuel mileage figures, Acura estimates the TSX Sport Wagon gets 30 mpg.
The rear cargo space has a removable side panel for carrying wider items such as golf clubs. An integrated under-floor bin can be used as a hidden storage area for valuables such as laptops.
Luxury features include a hard-drive navigation system, an ELS premium sound system, leather seats, integrated Bluetooth, power glass moonroof and dual-zone climate control.
Gallery: 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
GALLERY: 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
Acura has officially announced that the TSX Sport Wagon will gets its North American debut at the New York Auto Show at the end of the month. With the TSX sedan based on the European Honda Accord, the Sport Wagon is simply the Acura-fied version of the Euro Accord Wagon.
Set to go on sale in the Fall, we still don’t know if Acura plans to offer both a 4-cylinder and V6 version of the new model, which adds functionality to the already impressive TSX package. We will, however, be on hand at the New York show to bring you full coverage and plenty of live photos, as well as all the facts on the newest addition to the Acura family.
Official release after the jump: