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#1 of 1091 Where is Honda taking Acura ?
Dec 14, 2006 (7:05 pm)
I've watched in my lifetime Honda take Acura from a small car brand to a premium luxury division that not only builds cars but now also produces luxurious gadget filled SUV's. I'm just waiting for Honda, to make a Acura truck to complete the line-up and my best guess it will happen after the VTEC V8 and/or V10 come on-line.
#2 of 1091 Re: Where is Honda taking Acura ? [rockylee]
Dec 14, 2006 (7:16 pm)
Any idea's, thoughts, where y'all see Acura headed ???
#3 of 1091 Re: Where is Honda taking Acura ? [rockylee]
Dec 14, 2006 (7:26 pm)
Well the new MD-X is being pitched as somewhat of a cut-price BMW X5. The RD-X targets the X3, too.
I think with the next generation of Acuras, they'll move the TSX and TL upmarket (after all, they killed the RSX to appear more upmarket). They'll make the TSX different from the Euro Accord and pitch it at the 3-Series more, maybe even pit the TL and RL against the 5 and 7-Series, respectively. They'll try and hold onto their value/bang for your back card as long as possible, so I don't see FWD going away for a while.
I think they'll also market their technological attributes more, and most likely spread SH-AWD across the range. The first stop in their rise to the top will be Audi.
They make a great range of cars at the moment (with the possible exception of the boring-as-sin RL), and I think they've cornered the near-luxury market. Next stop? Luxury. Stay tuned.
#4 of 1091 Re: Where is Honda taking Acura ? [derrado1]
Dec 14, 2006 (7:38 pm)
That was a good post.....
#8 of 1091 Mom said Gentex is going to start......
Dec 15, 2006 (2:23 pm)
Mom, said Gentex, is going to start building more mirrors for Honda and Acura. A promotion was offered to employees in a drawing that would allow them to drive a Acura TL for a day full of fuel at each plant. I was hoping mom would win but some other lady won. Gentex, FYI also will start selling mirrors to Lexus.....
#9 of 1091 Re: Edmunds Straightline with cool Acura's [rockylee]
Dec 16, 2006 (6:25 pm)
there is just something about a fwd that needs to pretend it is a rwd based awd that bothers me.
#10 of 1091 Re: Mom said Gentex is going to start...... [rockylee]
Dec 16, 2006 (11:09 pm)
Well that's unfortunate.
I had to giggle though... you put the commas in the wrong place, so it looked like Gentex was telling you over a cup of coffee that your mother secured a big contract to build mirrors for Honda.