Friday, December 4, 2009
Honda Allegedly Cutting More Future Sport and Luxury Models, Including S2000 and RWD Acuras
British car magazine Autocar is reporting that Honda's new restructuring plan will lead to the death of more models than initially thought as the company strides to cope with slowing demand worldwide. Aside from the NSX, the Brits support that Honda has also canned the development of a range of rear-wheel drive models for the Acura range; a new V8 engine that would equip Honda's and Acura's top-of-the-line models; the convertible version of the CR-Z hybrid coupe that was previewed in concept form at last year's London Show and finally, the successor to the 10-year old Honda S2000 sports car.
It is also said in the article that Honda might also replace the North American / Australian and European / Japanese market Accords with a single model to cut down on development costs. However, that doesn't make any sense at all as Honda sells the European / Japanese-spec Accord in the States as the Acura TSX. So unless the Japanese automaker decides to drop the TSX from Acura's range, we doubt that this will happen.