2009 Acura TSX Revealed, To Debut At New York Auto Show

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Rather than deal with the usual issues of a long-lead press drive engendering spy shot after spy shot of the new 2009 Acura TSX, the boys and girls from Honda's luxe brand have decided to just drop a single shot of the new TSX out the day before the press drive begins. The shot shows off basically everything you need to know about the exterior of the new TSX, giving you a real taste of that new double-plenum power grille (just like its big brother, the 2009 Acura RL, revealed in Chicago last week). In addition they've also announced we'll be seeing a performance version of the new TL sometime later this year. But for the moment, here's the deal — the new Acura TSX is coming to the New York Auto Show, and we'd like to say more, but you'll have to wait until the embargo's up on our fearless leader getting behind the wheel this week out West — and whether the new TSX will be powered by Honda's new i-DTEC clean diesel powerplant. Full press release below the jump and a larger shot of the one above in the gallery below.


All-New 2009 TSX to Debut at New York International Auto Show

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2008 - Acura announced today it will debut the all-new 2009 Acura TSX sports sedan at the 2008 New York International Auto Show and released an exterior photo of the new model. Scheduled to go on-sale in the spring, the 2009 Acura TSX will be the second generation of Acura's popular entry level sedan and feature numerous advancements in performance, styling, technology and safety.

"The new 2009 TSX speaks clearly to the direction we are taking our Acura sedans in the future," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president auto sales, "The TSX is a significant step in the advancement of our sedan lineup and the continued enhancement of the Acura brand."

Acura unveiled the new 2009 RL at the Chicago Auto Show last week and also announced the company will introduce an-all new TL performance luxury sedan later this year.

The 2009 Acura TSX will be introduced during the New York International Auto Show media days which occur on March 19th and 20th.

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Rob Emslie

There's a lot of Mercedes (S-class and C-class in the swag line and the fender shapes) in them thar Acuras. There's something else in it too, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Mazda 6 maybe?

Anyway, highly derivative, probably a perfectly nice car, but meh. And what's up with Acura and all the silver plastic in the grills these days? Looks uber-cheesy.