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Acura unveiled the TSX Sport Wagon at the 2010 New York Auto Show . The car will join the current TSX line-up and will go on sale in the late fall. According to Acura, the new TSX Sport Wagon is the right car for those seeking luxury, utility and fuel economy.

The 2011 TSX Sport Wagon is powered by a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 201 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque (the sedan version also gets a V6 engine). The engine is mated to a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission and has a fuel economy of 30 mpg. Its obvious competition is the Audi A4 Avant with a 2.0L, 4 cylinder engine producing 211hp and the Cadillac CTS wagon with a 3.6L, V6 engine producing 263hp. Of course, we really don’t think that the Cadillac can be considered competition, but we do believe that Acura may think so.

The new TSX will be available with all the latest technologies including: Acura Navigation System with an all-new 8-inch full VGA high-resolution color display, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather, Acura/ELS Surround Premium Audi Audi o System and a hard disk drive (HDD) for media storage, a power glass moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, a premium sound system, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, and USB port and AUX jack music interface.

UPDATE 12/08/10: It took longer than any of us would’ve liked but finally, Acura has released the price tag for the 2011 TSX Sport Wagon. If you’ve been interested in this car for a while, you’ll be happy to know that the Honda-owned automaker is sticking a reasonable price tag of $31,820. Not too shabby.

Press release after the jump.

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After watching the faces cringe at the sight of the Honda Accord Crosstour’s bodystyle and marvel at the likes of the Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon, Acura has decided to fight fire with fire. Acura has announced that the much awaited TSX Sport Wagon will finally make its debut at the New York International Auto Show on March 31, 2010. The Sport Wagon, which is sold in other markets as the Honda Accord Touring, will likely be available in the base 201-hp, 2.4 liter in-line 4 cylinder or the 280-hp, 3.5 liter V6 as the previous TSX models, but Acura has not confirmed these details as of yet. The Acura TSX Sport Wagon will hit dealerships in the late fall, but Acura has said they will provide further details as the sale dates draw nearer. Check back for further details, but, for now, check out Acura’s press release after the jump.

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The Japanese automaker Acura has announced pricing for the 2010 ZDX full size four door sports coupe crossover. The ZDX concept is fresh off of the auto show circuit and its almost identical production car version will begin to pop up in showrooms starting on December 15 wearing a price tag that starts around $45,495 for the well equipped ZDX. The navigation including Technology Package will run you $49,995 and an advanced ZDX will run you around $56,045.

The 2010 Acura ZDX is powered by a 3.7 Liter V6 that makes 300 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque thanks to Honda’s proven VTEC variable valve timing system. The new luxury vehicle comes standard with safety features like a blind spot information system, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigating Braking System and an active damper system. That is in addition to a few luxurious touches like heated and ventilated front seats wrapped in Perforated Milano Premium Leather as well as an exquisite brushed tricot headliner and a sport steering wheel.

The ZDX’s main competitor, and originator of the Sport Activity Vehicle segment, the BMW X6 starts at $56,300 and can climb as high as $67,050 for the more powerful V8 version. When you look at the numbers, the ZDX makes sense for the value minded customer.

Press release after the jump.

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The Japanese luxury automaker Acura brought their ZDX Concept to the 2009 Miami Auto Show in order to give South Florida consumers a preview as to what the upcoming 2010 ZDX production car will look like. The ZDX is a midsize crossover that was designed to merge the emotional appeal of a sports coupe and all-season, all-surface versatility, the all-new ZDX breaks new barriers for Acura and for the luxury market. Its "Passionate Getaway" design honors the driver and passenger first, while also providing an impeccably finished luggage storage area that bests that of most luxury sedans. The rear seat area, with its abbreviated doors and door handles creatively integrated into the C-pillar, accommodates three additional passengers as required for occasional trips. But overall, the ZDX targets its mission as a 2-passenger personal escape vehicle with unmistakable Acura style. Under the hood, Acura will use a 3.7 Liter V6 that will put out 300 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque and will be mated to an all new 6 speed automatic transmission.

Previewed at the 2009 New York Auto Show as a prototype, the 2010 ZDX is entering the auto market as a main competitor for the BMW BMW X6. It features dramatic styling, outstanding performance and the latest in advanced technology. Sales will begin this winter and the ZDX will be offered in three distinct trim levels: the base ZDX, ZDX with the Technology Package and the top of the line ZDX with the Advanced Package. However prices have yet to be officially announced and are expected to be reveled sometime in the near future.

Acura ZDX

Under the hood, Acura will use a 3.7 Liter V6 that will put out 300 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque and will be mated to an all new 6 speed automatic transmission.

Designed to merge the emotional appeal of a sports coupe and all-season, all-surface versatility, the all-new ZDX breaks new barriers for Acura and for the luxury market. Its "Passionate Getaway" design honors the driver and passenger first, while also providing an impeccably finished luggage storage area that bests that of most luxury sedans. The rear seat area, with its abbreviated doors and door handles creatively integrated into the C-pillar, accommodates three additional passengers as required for occasional trips. But overall, the ZDX targets its mission as a 2-passenger personal escape vehicle with unmistakable Acura style.

Acura ZDX

The ZDX will be offered with a host of creature comforts and technological innovations, like: the panoramic glass roof with retractable sunshade, hand crafted leather interior, HandsFreeLink Bluetooth connectivity for cellular telephones, a power lift tailgate as well as a high powered stereo system that will play everything from CDs and iPods to AM/FM/XM radio signals, all standard.

Press release after the jump.

The Acura TL is entering the 2010 model year with new standard equipments and exterior colors, but also with the addition of a 6-speed manual transmission - the first time Acura is offering a manual gearbox on a Super Handling All-Wheel Drive model. Prices for the 2010 TL range from $35,105 and $43,385.

Acura TL

For 2010, two distinct versions of Acura’s performance luxury sedan will be offered: a luxurious 3.5-liter V-6 engine delivering a total of 280 hp, front-wheel drive TL, and a powerful 3.7-liter V-6 engine with 305 hp TL paired with Acura’s exclusive SH-AWD. Each model is available with an available technology package which adds navigation, extensive electronics and a 10-speaker Acura/ELS Surround® premium audio system.

Acura TL

In addition to the powertrain and technology choices, TL buyers can further customize their performance luxury sedan with tire and wheel upgrades. For 2010, the standard TL is now available with an 18-inch diameter aluminum wheels with all-season tires- giving the TL a more aggressive, sporty appearance. Additionally, the TL SH-AWD (both manual and automatic transmission models) is available with a 19x8-inch 10-spoke aluminum alloy wheel with summer spec high performance tires to further add to the sedans performance capabilities.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

Already in its second generation model, the TSX is entering the 2010 model year with major enhancements - including an available V-6 engine. With prices ranging from $29,310 for the TSX, or $32,410 for the TSX with Technology Package, the TSX competes with vehicles such as the A4 2.0T, 328i, IS 250 and C300. The TSX V6 with a price of $34,850, or $37,950 for the TSX V-6 with Technology Package is targeting models like Audi A4 3.2, BMW 335i, and Lexus IS 350.

Acura TSX

For 2010, customers will can choose from two different engines: a 3.5L SOHC V-6 that develops 280 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque or a 2,4 liter four-cylinder engine that develops a total of 201 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. The four-cylinder engine have a choice of two transmission styles as standard equipment - a 6-speed close-ratio manual or a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic, while the V6 features a sophisticated Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission that can be operated manually via steering wheel mounted racing inspired paddle shifters.

Acura TSX

The 2010 TSX features a wide and muscular body which translates into outstanding handling and performance. The wide body (72.4 inches), long wheelbase (106.4 inches) and overall length (185.6 inches) give the TSX excellent ride quality and ample interior space for passengers. The TSX uses Showa dual-mode suspension dampers, which provide superior suspension damping characteristics at both lower and higher damper speeds. The TSX employs Electric Power Steering (EPS) that delivers precise input during performance driving.

Press release after the jump.

The Acura RL luxury sedan is entering the 2010 model year with bold looks, a powerful V-6 engine and Acura’s acclaimed Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. The car is now on sales with prices starting from $46,830 for the RL, $50,450 for the RL with Technology Package and $54,250 for the RL with Technology and CMBS / ACC Packages.

Acura RL

For 2010 the RL will be offered in three variations: RL, RL with Technology Package and RL with Technology Package Plus CMBS. All versions will be powered by a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that develops 300 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque thanks to an innovative VTEC valvetrain system for both the intake and exhaust valves.

Acura RL

The available Technology Package includes the satellite-linked Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather, rear view back-up camera, Active Front Lighting System (AFS), ventilated front seats, and a simulated wood accented steering wheel and shift knob. The top RL package is the Technology Package with CMBS which adds Acura’s acclaimed Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and genuine maple wood instrument panel trim.

Full details in the press release.

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Speaking of ambitious car building efforts, when a team decides to go racing there is almost nothing that can sand in their way, not even having to build a complete race car from scratch. When Patrón Highcroft racing driver Scott Sharp totaled his Acura ARX-02a LMP1 car heading into turn 3 during a practice session for the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, the fun loving tequila drinking team was faced with that very task. After making sure that Sharp was still on point and stripping the wrecked Acura for whatever was still race worthy, all that the Acura racing team could do was wait.

The brand new carbon fiber tub arrived directly from Honda’s Performance Development center in California at the racetrack in Atlanta, Georgia at 9:30 AM on Friday morning and after 15 and a half hours of non stop wrenching, the ARX-02a’s 4.0 Liter V8 was fired at around 1:00 AM the next day. About six hours later the Acura took the shape of an LMP car and was on the track and race ready by 9:45 AM Saturday morning. It might have been a tall order, but remember what we said about how nothing can keep a racing team from competing.

Crash video after the jump.

Acura’s largest SUV is entering the 2010 model year with a new front and rear fascia, redesigned suspension and a new six-speed automatic transmission. The 2010 MDX will go on sale in September.

Acura MDX

The 2010 MDX is powered by a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that delivers a total output of 300 hp and 270 lbs-ft of torque. Compared to the 2009 model, the new MDX has a fuel consumption of 16 mpg city and 21 mpg highway, a 1 mpg improvement. The engine is mated to a new sequential shift six-speed automatic transmission.

The 2010 MDX exterior gets a fresh new look as a result of Acura’s signature design front grille, a new front fascia, revised hood, new side sills, a new rear fascia matched with rolled edge polished stainless-steel exhaust finishers, revised taillights with brighter LED lights, many new trim pieces and available 19-inch diameter 7-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels.

Acura MDX

Inside, the 2010 MDX benefits from the expanded use of Milano leather, a new thicker sport steering wheel with racing-inspired paddle shifters, new gauges, easier to understand button placement for center stack functions, available ventilated front seats and upgraded interior trim.

The 2010 MDX will go on sale on December 11. Prices will start at $42,230 for the MDX version and will go up to $53,755 for the MDX Advance & Entertainment Packages. There will be five different levels available in five trim packages including: the well-equipped MDX ($42,230); MDX with Technology Package ($45,905); MDX with Technology and Entertainment Packages ($47,805); MDX with Advance Package ($51,855); and MDX with Advance and Entertainment Packages ($53,755).

Press release after the jump.


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