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As Acura continues to revamp its product range the Honda luxury brand will roll out its all-new RLX flagship later this year, followed by an all-new MDX and TL in 2013.

Based on the chassis of the upcoming 2013 Accord, the TL (likely to be renamed the TLX) will shrink in size slightly with the TSX being phased out. This will also be one of the first Acuras to use one of the new Earth Dreams engines, sporting direct injection to deliver around 310 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the same hybrid powertrain used in the upcoming Accord will be offered, delivering as much as 45 mpg.

As for the TSX, it’s rumored to carry on in limited production, at least in V6 form.

Sliding further down the scale, the brand’s new ILX sedan will also gain a more potent Earth Dreams engine. According to Automotive News, the base 2.0-liter could be replaced by a 2.4-liter making 181 hp, although it’s more likely that a direct-injection 2.0-liter could fill the void making around 170 hp, with a more potent 2.4-liter delivering closer to 230 hp.

Those hoping the ILX would bring back the sporty coupe to Acura’s stable will, however, be disappointed to learn Honda is not planning an ILX Coupe (rendered above).

With the new 2013 RDX hitting dealers now, look for the new MDX to feature similar styling, as well as the new Earth Dreams V6 engine with added power and improved efficiency.

2014 will then bring the launch of the new NSX, using that V6 engine and two electric motors to deliver all-wheel drive grip.

Despite the new flagship performance machine, Acura is following a plan to remain a second tier luxury automaker rather than an all-out challenger to brands like BMW, Mercedes and Lexus.

[Source: AutoNews]

More: Acura TLX to Get 45-MPG Hybrid, ILX Coupe Dropped on AutoGuide.com
 

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First time I'm finding out the TSX will be getting phased out. It sucks but makes sense, since the ILX is bigger than your typical compact sedan, getting closer to a mid-sized vehicle. Then there's the TLX that's suppose to be a bit smaller than the current generation.

I guess with the TSX being phased out, the TLX might have more trim levels to cater to a wider range of people.
 

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45 MPG hybrid will be great, Hopefully they wont be trying to fudge numbers like what Hyundai did. I will be waiting on a EPA rating and official real world MPG rating from members on the forum
 

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Hybrid in the TLX? That would be nice. It would take a chunk off the new RLX in sales though.
The RLX Hybrid out the door pricing will probably cost you $70k.
If Acura wants to keep this car competitive in it's segment I can't see it being any more than $50-55k. Paying $15-20k more for the model above is a big jump, I doubt TLX sales will cut into RLX sales enough to make much of a difference.
 

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The RLX Hybrid out the door pricing will probably cost you $70k.
If Acura wants to keep this car competitive in it's segment I can't see it being any more than $50-55k. Paying $15-20k more for the model above is a big jump, I doubt TLX sales will cut into RLX sales enough to make much of a difference.
that sounds just about right, Acura will have to be very careful about how they price it. it will be one of the things that will contribute into making or breaking it.
 

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The RLX Hybrid out the door pricing will probably cost you $70k.
If Acura wants to keep this car competitive in it's segment I can't see it being any more than $50-55k. Paying $15-20k more for the model above is a big jump, I doubt TLX sales will cut into RLX sales enough to make much of a difference.
it'll end up being a bit more than the Accord, that's for sure.
 
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