The rumors look to be true – Acura is bringing us an all new “sub-TSX” model. Though not officially named yet, the camouflaged Acura prototype referred to as the “new RSX” was caught on camera by Brenda Priddy and Company this past weekend.
Sporting a slightly modified version of the Acura “shield” grille, the design definitely has Acura DNA. Comparing it to the current TSX, it does indeed look smaller with a noticeably shorter rear end and trunk.
There has been mention of an Acura hybrid coming by the end of 2012 so I wouldn’t be too surprised if this was it. It would certainly answer many questions about its size and its position in the current Acura lineup.
“First Photos! 2014 Acura RSX Sedan!
We just spied the newest Acura: An upscale sedan riding on the Civic platform and due to arrive for the 2014 model year!
RSX? That’s right! Sources are speculating that the TSX will be discontinued after the 2013 model year and the slot in the lineup will be replaced with the familiar RSX name.
The sedan, as shown here in pre-production prototype form, will arrive in the first half of 2013, with a coupe and possible convertible to follow a year later.
Although riding on the Civic platform, this is no rebadged Honda. The RSX will be larger than its Civic cousin and, therefore, have unique styling and sheetmetal.” – Brenda Priddy & Company
Visit Temple of VTEC for the spy shots.