TSX Diesel In Development Hell

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
tsx diesel in development hell

Acura made quite a little splash when they announced a diesel version of the TSX was America-bound at this year’s NAIAS. Now, with much less fanfare, Vtec.net reports that “the i-DTEC TSX has been delayed indefinitely (if not cancelled outright).” The unnamed source says that an automatic transmission version hasn’t been able to pass 50-state emissions tests, and that Honda won’t go to market with only a manual on offer. Not that the fact that diesel is almost a dollar more expensive per gallon than gas in most markets is helping either. Nor are the other indications that diesel is dying. To make up for dropping the diesel, Acura will fast-track a V6 version of the TSX. Because all Americans know is torque.

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  • Ricky Spanish Ricky Spanish on Oct 30, 2008

    wouldn't a V6 TSX just be a last-generation TL? that would defeat the entire reason for the TSX to exist.

  • Fallout11 Fallout11 on Oct 31, 2008

    Diesel is much more expensive than RUG down in refinery country (aka Deep South), averaging 20%-25% more on average, and has been that way for several years now.

  • Fallout11 Fallout11 on Nov 04, 2008

    Slight correction to my earlier comment - As of today, RUG is $2.11/gallon locally, diesel is $3.28/gallon, or over 50% more, and this trend is likely to continue because although economic recession has forced passenger car/light truck drivers to cut back on travel, truckers and similar heavy diesel vehicle total miles traveled has remained constant (i.e. Walmart still has to be restocked, etc).

  • BMW325I BMW325I on Nov 07, 2008

    89 is 2.08 and diesel is 3.12 so its a little more than a dollar here. Honda/Acura just send the manual over. I am tired of the fact that 8-9/10 cars are automatic in my area. Evo/Sti are doing well with just manuals.