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Old 02-17-2007, 11:48 AM   #1
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EXCLUSIVE Spy Report: 2009 Acura TSX

LOS ANGELES ó Recently, I stumbled upon a group of Honda engineers testing a new vehicle on the Angeles Crest Highway here in Southern California. Iím certainly no Jim Dunne. But I have learned a thing or two from our resident Spymaster over the years. Timing is everything--the car could be driven away at any moment. So I nervously scrambled for my camera and started clicking away.

At first glance, this test mule looks like a current generation Honda Accord. But itís not. Under the Accordís skin is the chassis of the next generation Acura TSX. How do I know? Well, the engineers were traveling in a convoy of undisguised current-gen models. They were probably along for comparison purposes. Notice the flares and the swelled front fenders: Those were built to cover the 225/50ZR17 tires used for testing on this prototype.

The current TSX, which debuted in 2004, is based on the European Honda Accord platform. We suspect the 2009 model will again have a unique chassis from our own American Accord. A turbocharged four cylinder derived from the recently introduced Acura RDX crossover SUV will likely provide the motivation. Expect standard all-wheel drive and much swoopier styling when the í09 model appears. Our sources say it will be a dead ringer for the Honda Sports 4 2005 we spied recently at the Tokyo Motor Show concept. óBen Stewart


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Old 02-17-2007, 11:52 AM   #2
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that is great camo!
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Old 02-17-2007, 12:03 PM   #3
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I think you can buy that same camo from vent visor, the makers of car hood protectors.
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Old 02-17-2007, 12:15 PM   #4
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i wonder why they bothered with the camo at all?? Didn't need any...In fact, it sticks out even more with the tape covering the badge and all that extra stuff imo....
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Old 02-17-2007, 01:07 PM   #5
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*yawn* how about some real pictures of the car next time
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Old 02-17-2007, 01:27 PM   #6
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how do they put the unibody structure from an accord on the new "platform" for a TSX? Its not like its just body panels...the whole car is like, one peice!
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Old 02-17-2007, 01:28 PM   #7
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Only two pics...?
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:12 PM   #8
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:37 PM   #9
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:40 PM   #10
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:50 PM   #11
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I think we should all get together and just drives our subies with the logos cover up. Some Honda kid will come and we'll make up some information about testing 2010 Impreza. LOL
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:20 PM   #12
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I think we should all get together and just drives our subies with the logos cover up. Some Honda kid will come and we'll make up some information about testing 2010 Impreza. LOL
No, it will probably be a Subie kid.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:45 PM   #13
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Interesting. AWD + turbo 4. LGT now has better competition and honestly the level of fit and finish in the Acura TSX now clearly trumps that of the LGT.
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Old 02-18-2007, 12:18 AM   #14
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I really never liked the saloon version.
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Old 02-18-2007, 12:28 AM   #15
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TSX has only been a rebadged accord. The current TSX is the overseas Accord.
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TSX has only been a rebadged accord. The current TSX is the overseas Accord.
Wow! Thanks for enlightening us! It only says that in the article!
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:52 AM   #17
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VTAK turbo and awd seems like a winning combo for the new TSX, if pricing is around STI I'm sold
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:03 PM   #18
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I am bit nauseous....
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