MARKHAM, ON (July 25, 2013) – Acura released an image of a prototype NSX supercar today, announcing that the running prototype will take to the racetrack just prior to the Honda Indy 200 IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio in Lexington, Ohio. The NSX prototype, in custom livery, will lap the road course in advance of the race on August 4, 2013, to be broadcast live by NBC Sports Network starting at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
Global development of the NSX, slated for launch in 2015, is being led by engineers at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Raymond, Ohio. Additionally, Continue reading
CANADIAN VEHICLE PREMIERES – ACURA
The Acura ILX Concept is a styling study of an all-new premium luxury compact sedan scheduled for launch in Canada in spring 2012. Positioned as the gateway to the Acura lineup, the ILX will feature three separate powertrains that include Acura’s first-ever gasoline-electric hybrid.
Acura NSX Concept
Representing the styling direction for the next generation of Acura’s super sports car, the Acura NSX concept makes its Canadian debut at this year’s Canadian International Auto Show. The long-awaited NSX Concept is a mid-engine sports car and features Acura’s all-new, electronic “Sport Hybrid” Super Handling all-wheel-drive system.
“The all-new 2010 Acura ZDX is a crossover utility vehicle with the design of a personal sports coupe. With the appearance of a performance coupe and the four-door convenience of a sedan and the utility of a CUV.”
That’s a quote directly from the press material.. and believe it or not, that’s exactly what the Acura ZDX is! Many times the press material is a bit off the mark, but the Acura people nailed it. Until I had the opportunity to actually drive the ZDX, I thought it was basically a CUV with less cargo room. It kinda is – but it’s far closer to a sports coupe than a sedan or CUV, albeit one on stilts.
Text: Iain Shankland / Images: Acura
Something happened this week that has never happened before… usually it takes many months and 30-35 cars before “my new favourite” is replaced by another “new favourite car.” Last week I drove the Acura RL and announced it was my new favourite car – it was even better than the out-going Mitsubishi Evo X.
Now I spend a day with the Acura TL – with a manual and the wonderful SH-AWD system and wouldn’t you know it…IT is now my new favourite car!!! Two changes in the matter of one week – what is the world coming to?
When I last drove the Acura RL several years ago, I absolutely loved the styling, however, while I liked it, there were too many niggly things that left me somewhat disappointed. With an All-new RL for 2010 I just had to take a second look at Acura’s flagship sedan. What would be the final result? Let’s just say that it’s my new favourite car! Read on…
Road Test: 2008 Acura TSXText: Iain Shankland / Images: Iain ShanklandThe TSX is the entry-level car in Acura’s stable in the U.S (in Canada the CSX is the entry-level Acura). Based on the smaller European Honda Accord, the TSX promises to be sporty, as well as good value for money in the sub-luxury department. Considering the TSX is up against the likes of the BMW 3-series and the Audi A4, it’s competing in a very cut-throat part of the food chain.As is customary of Acura, the TSX is thousands of dollars cheaper than the car/vehicle it’s up against in the marketplace. Acura have a knack of pricing themselves just between two levels of near-luxury or luxury vehicles and the TSX is no different. Sometimes the Acura is a bargain, and sometimes it’s over-reaching. Which one is the TSX?
I’ve been waiting a while to drive the TSX and it was worth the wait…sort of. One downside was that I waited so long the all-new 2009 TSX came out shortly after I test drove this one – oh well.