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Info/Rumors about upcoming entry-level Acura
 Date: June 08, 2011 16:31
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Anonymous
 Credibility Rating: 1


This is something that lapped over the transom some time last week. We're not sure how much validity there is to it (hence the "1" CR for now), but we really haven't heard much else concerning the upcoming entry-level Acura model in a while. Note that by this point, the entry-Acura should be FAR beyond the "clay model" stage though it wouldn't surprise us if that's all that they're showing to dealers presently. Expect this vehicle to launch in early '12 as a 2013 model. Also, we're expecting it to be offered in a hybrid form as well.


email from anonymous submitter:
Talked to the GM of an Acura dealership today in Canada and he said that he saw a clay model of the new beast two weeks ago at some summit....

Notes: It's big and Ugly - No where near the size of a civic, using a slightly upscale tuned 2.4 (they were told around 210hp)
The execs were claiming that it had to be bigger to differentiate itself in the american market... however it's only going to be available (on this platform) as a sedan
Their focus was on interior finish since its something that the new gen of civics is getting picked on. They really feel that they need to have the quality of materials surpass those of the tiny lexus (ct 200h) and the audi's to stay competative.

This guy is usually bang on about stuff; however, since the model hasn't even passed internal testing he's pretty certain that the car will have a significant change. Also he noted that the front grille was without the huge acura bar in the renderings...

Last edited by JeffX on June 08, 2011 16:35

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