2011 New Cars: Asia

Brian Konoske

Acura TSX Sport Wagon

New: A longer roof and a hatch for Acura's smallest car
Noteworthy: It's a bit surprising to see Acura offering the TSX wagon to Americans, but building the car is fairly simple. Since the TSX is Europe's Honda Accord, Acura merely needs to mount a new grille and spruce up the interior to add a wagon to the lineup. Leather upholstery, a sunroof, and dual-zone climate control are standard. Acura won't offer the V-6 or the six-speed manual that can be had in the sedan. Instead, a four-cylinder engine paired with a five-speed automatic is the only powertrain, which should be good for 30 mpg on the highway.

On sale: December
BASE PRICE: $32,000 (est.)
SPECS: 2.4L I-4, 201 hp, 170 lb-ft; front-wheel drive

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All right, Crosstour and ZDX haters, here's your wagon. If you don't buy it, they'll stop selling it. Just like every other wagon.

The best execution to the completely the wrong solution. I hope Nissan will build us a new power plants in every state, to recharge the thousands of cars and upgrade the distribution grid, the transformer stations, the transformers on the streets and upgrades the electric meter and service in every household, where cars have to be charged up.
Misguided design, looking for misguided buyers.
It should be a prudent to be detached from the brainwash and false promises politicians disseminate about the auto industry. The Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf are NOT the cars of the future, they are the cars of the misled designers and less than 15 years from now, the statement will look stupid. Vehicles carrying heavy batteries with very limited energy density are PRIMITIVE. The cars of the future either pick up energy from a grid in the streets or have energy storage density at least comparable to the present gas or diesel cars.
First of all, there is no such word as "weaved". The correct word is "woven". With the LFA, Toyota builds a car that virtually no one can own. There hasn't been a well designed, sporty Toyata since the baby Ferrari-looking MR2. Granted, cars are tools, but do Toyotas have nothing in their design kit bag? Their cars are bland and unexciting.
AGAIN, the US doesn't get the best model, the GT. The UK has been getting hot rodded Hondas for a long time. Who is telling Honda Americans won't buy it if they bring it? I assure you, I won't even consider this car until it is equal to it's own UK sibling.

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