Read the complete story on Acura's future product plans at AutoGuide.comAs 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.