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Old 03-02-2017, 11:04 AM
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I'd be shocked if a F/R platform ever materializes.
Honda will also sell you a Clarity EV that only has a 80 mile range.
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Old 03-02-2017, 02:24 PM
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Honda will also sell you a Clarity EV that only has a 80 mile range.
Indeed.

Given the idiocy of that engineering fail...

I just don't see Honda spending several billion dollars to design a RWD platform for a car they can't give away in the first place. Even if they did, their utter lack of understanding of RWD could likely result in a lackluster product.

Partnering with GM for platforms from Cadillac would make sense for Acura.
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Old 03-02-2017, 02:53 PM
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Though this RLX MMC is just a hold over until this new model gets developed.
This is the entire problem with Honda/Acura though. This new model should have been underdevelopment for years already and be ready to go NOW.

If Acura was really interested in establishing themselves in this segment, they would not allow a mediocre product like the RLX to just wither on the vine with minor updates and a MMC after five model years to keep people interested while a new model is developed.

People aren't going to wait...they're going to look elsewhere and not come back IF Acura ever gets their act together.
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:37 AM
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The BMW/Volvo/Jaguar market segment is not one that Honda is capable of occupying credibly.

Many Honda owners aspire not to Acura, but to Volvo. As a Honda owner whose wife just got am XC60, I get it.
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The RL was never appealing. Especially in the 90s when the GS was selling by the boatload and the 5 series was The must have 4 door.
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,,,People aren't going to wait...they're going to look elsewhere and not come back IF Acura ever gets their act together.
Bingo! In a sense, they never looked to Acura for premium sedans in the first place. Lexus beat them and Genesis has potential to do likewise. The Continental is a far better alternative.

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The BMW/Volvo/Jaguar market segment is not one that Honda is capable of occupying credibly...
I suppose I would wonder why they would set their sights so low (Volvo/Jaguar)? Neither of those brands is a force to be reckoned with in the market. BMW--though flailing badly--is still in the game.

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The RL was never appealing...
Precisely. When they stopped doing the Legend and the Integra, Acura became a turd in a toilet.
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