Honda and Acura primed for North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Andross Moonah - CAP staff
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The North American International Auto Show is one of the year's most important venues for introducing concept cars and new vehicles. Based in Detroit, Michigan, the show begins on January 10 and will play host to four new vehicle introductions from Honda and its luxury vehicle division Acura.

Honda's next-generation 2013 Accord Coupe Concept will make its official debut at the Detroit show and will come to Canada at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto on February 16. The 2013 Accord will be the ninth generation of a vehicle that has been one of Honda's most important models since it was first introduced in 1976.

In addition to the new Accord, Honda's luxury division Acura will introduce not one, but three new vehicles.

A second-generation 2013 Acura RDX crossover sport utility vehicle will debut in Detroit and will arrive in Canada at the Montreal International Auto Show on January 12. Originally introduced in 2006 as a 2007 model, the first-generation RDX features Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and a turbocharged engine 4-cylinder engine. It's likely that the new RDX will feature a similar specification.

Acura's ILX Concept will also debut in Detroit and is a luxury compact sedan scheduled for sale in the spring. The ILX features three different powertrains, one of which is Acura's first ever gasoline-electric powertrain. After its Detroit debut, the ILX Concept will also debut in Toronto in February along with the Honda Accord Coupe Concept. The ILX will serve as an entry-level model to the Acura vehicle lineup.

The Detroit and Toronto auto shows will also both play host to a new Acura NSX Concept which will exhibit the styling of Acura's new super sports car. The original NSX was introduced in 1990 and was badged as a Honda in other markets. Famed for its robust V6 engine and aluminum construction, the NSX was a driving sensation that competed with some of the best supercars of its day while costing much less to own. Production ended in 2005, and the announcement of the NSX Concept will surely cause fans of the original NSX to rejoice.

"Acura has an exciting lineup of new models coming to market over the next few years,"said Alexandre Roger, Assistant Vice President of Acura Canada. "From the all-new Acura ILX as Acura's gateway product to the pinnacle of performance and styling with the Acura NSX Concept, Acura vehicles are being created for luxury customers who aspire to the highest levels of quality and value, with beautiful styling and the right balance of technology, performance and environmental responsibility."
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Topics: Acura, Honda, 2013, Accord Coupe, Detroit,

Organizations: Acura

Geographic location: Detroit

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