[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
Honda Debuts Sportiest Civic Design in Brand History with 10th-Generation Civic Concept at New York
More.......................
Live from New York!
More.......................
Honda to show a new SUV Concept at Shanghai Motor show
More.......................
Honda launches mid-engined S660
More.......................
Neal's Fantasy Factory Imagines a new Honda MR Sports Concept
More.......................
04.26 BestCar reveals some specs for the 1.5 VTEC Turbo found in new StepWGN
More.......................
Honda France document reveals Civic Type R's curb weight, and a few other tidbits
More.......................
HPD reveals wild new aero kit for IndyCar
More.......................
Accord --> Re: Accord Hybrid SIRI
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> DRG? URG? Can you please speak ENGLISH?
Join Discussion......
Audio & Electronics --> Problem with audio code unlocking Honda Fit
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Trip Planning/Rental Car Advice?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: News just breaking(a new SUV Concept)
Join Discussion......
S660/S1000 --> Re: New S660 video with Track impressions (Japanese)
Join Discussion......
HR-V/Vezel --> Re: APRIL FOOL'S!! Honda Introduces All-New 2016 HR-V SLF 'Selfie' Edition
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Honda F1 Breaking News!!!
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: NY Auto Show- 2016 Cadillac CT6 debuts
Join Discussion......
S660/S1000 --> Re: C/D: S660 First Drive Review
Join Discussion......
Spy Shots --> Re: S660 - undisguised!
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: 10 most beautiful cars today
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: What a great way to utilize all those unsold RLXs!!
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: And this is why Caddy has a 12x higher chance than Acura of turning things around...
Join Discussion......
TLX --> Re: TLX 8DCT Transmission Shift Logic
Join Discussion......
Acura's Production Plans for Coming Months Reflect Low Expectations
 Date: January 24, 2009 13:33
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Anonymous
 Credibility Rating: 7


Obviously things are getting pretty dire out there in showrooms across America, and Acura is not immune to this.

We have received credible information regarding Acura's production plans going forward. Below are some key points.


  • 2009 TSX production ends after January. No more '09 TSXs will be built. Next production for the TSX begins in August, for the 2010 model. For 2010 a V6 version has been confirmed, but it will be available only in limited quantities.
  • First quarter vehicle production has been reduced. Basically March's original production plan has been lopped off, and the total number of vehicles scheduled for January and February production will be spread across the entire quarter (NOTE: This is different than what I initially posted, I originally misinterpreted the information)
  • Unless I'm interpreting my information incorrectly '09 RL production has already ceased. RL production will not begin again until the 2010 model production run begins in May.
  • Delivery slowdown to dealerships: A 6-day (per week) transit delivery schedule has been cut in half to 3 days of deliveries per week.
  • Only TLs and RDXs are scheduled to be produced during the month of April. The total production will be just barely over 1000 units, with roughly 65% of that total being TLs.
  • Production will pick up again in May, with just under 4500 total units scheduled for production. Roughly 40% will be TL, 40% MDX, 10% RDX and about 10% RL.
  • June production will remain roughly level with May, but the distribution is shifted around a bit, with the RL seeing no production, the TL seeing fewer units and the MDX making up a little more than 65% of the month's production (presumably the 2010 model)
  • Acura Production for the entire 2nd quarter appears to be fewer than 10000 units.
  • 2010 MDX will be the MMC model, appearing in showrooms in late August.
  • 2010 RDX is also getting an MMC, and should appear in showrooms in the July/August timeframe. The FWD model is confirmed by the information I received.

Last edited by JeffX on January 24, 2009 14:19

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  Smaller Acura to refect the current market?
Acura4ever 12
  About the FWD version of the RDX
DCPattie 68
  "For 2010 a V6 version has been confirmed, but it will be available only in limited quantities. "
aznxthuggie 45
  S2000
JOHND 3
  March Production at Marysville Auto Plant
Drew 9
  Is 2010 TL SH AWD 6 MT in danger of being cancelled?
nowakj66 2
  Financing specials?
AK 6
  John Mendel's recent interview - New product?
gofast182 0
  Dire is right
CrystalFiveMT 9
  Low Expectations
Cj 3
  what happened to your acura reviews??
cat in the baby 2
TOV Photo Gallery: 2015 New York Auto Show
Read Article....................
Honda S660 PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: 2015 Chicago Auto Show
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2016 Acura RDX
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2016 Honda Pilot
Read Article....................
TOV First Drive: 2016 Acura ILX
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2015 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy