The TSX That Might Have Been

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
the tsx that might have been

While Honda preps a beefed-up, AWD Venza-alike for the US market, this is the Accord Wagon that Europeans get to look forward to. The Type S comes with a 2.2 liter turbodiesel that makes 180 hp and pulls 280 factotums of torque [Ed. ha ha] at 2k RPM. Not your typical Honda screamer, eh? Anyway, while Europe yawns at the coming of the Acura brand and the US version of the Euro Accord gets the dismal reception it deserves, Honda seems set on playing me-too with a crossoverized version of the Accord wagon. To which I say fiddlesticks. Even if a diesel isn’t in the cards for the US, just bring us this freaking wagon. Have you seen Acura’s CUV sales?

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  • Mark MacInnis Mark MacInnis on Feb 07, 2009

    I'd trade my Audi A6 Avant for this. 'Nuff said. Bring it.

  • Pb35 Pb35 on Feb 07, 2009

    I've stopped pining for this wagon years ago. It's not coming here!

  • PeteMoran PeteMoran on Feb 07, 2009

    From Honda's POV I guess they'd have to ask what advantages does this have over the Odyssey in the US market? Also, why does the US Odyssey look different to the Australian one? Do we have the older model? On the road the Australian Odyssey looks less "van like".

  • FromBrazil FromBrazil on Feb 08, 2009

    This wagon is beautifuL? C'mon. The grill is horrendously generic-looking, the bumper is frumpy and chunky. Why can't the Japanese design cars? Agreed the only half decent (looking) Civic is the hatch. Station wagons are in a difficult place in the market. Up in America crowded in by CUVs. Down here by minivans (Euro version, Americans would think of them as microvans) and miniminivans, or as said down here, compact minivans - it's the category most people put the Honda Fit into down here - , so-called multivans (Renault Kangoo, Fiat Doblò, Citröen Berlingo) - similar to Honda Element, Scion xB or Nissan Cube, and also CUVs. Affordable wagons are only offered by (in order of success) Fiat, VW, Rnault and Peugeot. Toyota gave up last year. And then the imported top-market German ones. Though you can get the Alfa Romeo Sportswagon which just kills the Germans design-wise.