Honda Boosts Acura Brand in China
2012 Beijing Auto Show
- Honda is bringing its new Acura NSX to the Beijing auto show.
- The automaker says it plans to introduce the supercar in China "after it is launched in the U.S." in 2015.
- The Acura ILX sedan and RDX crossover will go on sale this fall in China.
BEIJING — Honda brings its new Acura NSX to the 2012 Beijing Auto Show and says it plans to introduce the supercar in China "after it is launched in the U.S." in 2015.
The move is part of Honda's campaign to boost Acura's presence in the Chinese market, where sales of luxury cars continue to grow at a healthy clip.
Honda also is showing the new Acura ILX sedan and the redesigned RDX crossover, and said both models will go on sale this fall in China for the first time.
In the runup to the Beijing show, Honda said that, in preparation for local production of hybrid and electric vehicles, it will "introduce to the Chinese market a new hybrid system most appropriate for mid- to large-sized vehicles as well as a plug-in hybrid system."
The 2015 NSX will share Honda's new SH-AWD hybrid system with the 2013 successor to the Acura RL sedan. The system mates a high-output V6 engine with a pair of electric motors and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Edmunds.com says: Presumably, Chinese enthusiasts will find the new NSX just as appealing as do their American counterparts.