The second-generation Acura TSX is designed to appeal to young professionals with its keen-edge styling, athletic performance and advanced electronic features
Debut at NYIAS
At the upcoming New York International Motor Show Acura will display their brand new second generation TSX, last week Acura released a teaser image and a tit-bit of information. Full details of Acura's new sport sedan have been posted on the VWVortex forums well before the show. The all new Acura TSX is specifically designed for YUP's and image seekers with its “keen design, performance and advanced features”.
The 2nd generation TSX has grown on all fronts, measuring and additional 2.4 inches in overall length, 3 inches in width, 1.3 inch longer wheelbase and a 2.6 inch wider track. Power comes from a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC engine producing 201 hp with 172 lb-ft of torque which meets the EPA's Tier 2-Bin 5 and CARB LEV II ULEV standards, a first in TSX history. The engine can be coupled to a close-ratio 6-speed manual or Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission, paddle shifters are optional for the automatic.
the 2009 Acura TSX features yet another Acura first, namely a closed-channel cross-braced roof system and inside frame rails resulting in a more rigid and vibration-resistant structure. The inside frame rails provide better aerodynamics underneath the car which is advantageous to fuel efficiency, lowers emissions and reduces noise.
There is no word yet on pricing or when the 2009 Acura TSX will go on sale, but stay tuned for live pictures from the NYIAS.