According to Motor Trend, Acura is bringing sexy back. Errr, they’re bringing the RSX back. Same thing, really.
According our sources, the next-gen RSX will inherit a version of the just-launched ninth-generation Civic Si’s 201 hp, i-VTEC 2.4 liter gas engine with slick 6-speed manual and helical LSD. Fitted with specially tuned sports suspension, the new RSX will also employ an interior inspired by the current Civic Type R and an exterior in a sharp, wedge shape.
Acura cancelled the original RSX because they didn’t think I was a good fit for Adura showrooms. A $25k RSX didn’t really fit in next to a $50k RL, or so the story goes. These days, the RL is ancient and not selling, and Acura needs a change.
Acura will still have the problem of differentiating the 2013 RSX enough from the Honda Civic Si to make it worth the inevitable premium. That was an issue the last time around as well… But Acura will have to find a way. They need a hit, badly.