Acura will debut several new vehicles at the upcoming 2012 Detroit Auto Show, including a new Acura NSX Concept and a new flagship sedan that will replace the Acura RL. Joining these models will be the Acura ILX Concept, which previews an upcoming compact Sedan scheduled to launch in the spring of 2012.
Based on the current Honda Civic, the ILX is reminiscent to the Acura CSX sedan (pictured above) exclusively available in the Canadian market. It will be offered with three powertrains, including Acura’s first-ever gas-electric hybrid.
Acura has announced plans to only offer three sedans in the future in order to better differentiate its models. With the ILX compact sedan now in the picture, the fate of the TSX and TL sedans are in question. We expect that both models will be replaced by a single midsize sedan.
“Acura has a steady cadence of exciting new models coming to market and it will all begin in Detroit,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president and general manager of Acura sales and service. “From the all-new Acura ILX at the gateway of the lineup to the pinnacle of performance with the Acura NSX Concept, Acura vehicles are being created for luxury customers who aspire to the highest levels of quality and value, with beautiful styling and the right balance of technology, performance and environmental responsibility.”