Here’s how Acura settled on the 2017 lineup

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Why did Acura discontinue the TSX

Why did Acura discontinue the TSX?

When you look at some automakers, you might be overwhelmed with the choices. This can especially be the case in brands that have a long history, or simply tend to treat every trim like an individual model. You should always do careful research before purchasing a luxury car, but sometimes it feels like things are overcomplicated on purpose. Here at Karen Radley Acura, we think driving is a simple pleasure, and finding the perfect car should be easy. The current lineup includes just six vehicles, but sometimes shoppers are surprised to see old staples have been discontinued. If that’s you, you may be wondering why Acura discontinued the TSX.

The Acura TSX was discontinued in 20142018 Acura TLX

If you know anything about the Acura TSX, you know it hasn’t gone without a replacement. What actually happened is that the Acura lineup started to feel just a touch bogged down by including both the TSX and the TL in the lineup. They were similar in size and both had a luxury feel, but were beginning to feel outdated.

Instead, Acura decided to make a bold move and combine the models into one performance-focused entry-level luxury vehicle: the TLX. There were new engines, an improved transmission and a fresh design. Plus, it has both front- and all-wheel drive configurations.

Read More: What’s new for the 2018 Acura TLX?

There’s no denying a major influence on the switch to a new model was the desire to bring a model that could bring a distinctive appearance to the Acura lineup. The TSX and TL had elegant aesthetics, but were starting to blend in with the crowd. They say innovation is the mother of invention, and it was time to invent something new and exciting. We think the TLX was a wise replacement, and it continues provide a shot of adrenaline to the premium brand.

What do you think? Do you still pine for the offerings of 2014, or is the 2017 Acura TLX topping your dream car wishlist? Share your thoughts with a comment here at the Karen Radley Acura Blog.