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Old 06-07-2012, 05:55 AM
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Thats where the TL is positioned because its sportier like the german counterparts. The RL is in the space between those and the flagships, but the only companies with cars in that gap are, I guess Cadillac, Buick (even though the Lucerne is ancient), and Toyota...
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:13 PM
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I honestly don't think Acura is ready to sell a 7er/LS460 competitor. It would likely be more of a dud than the current RL.

I'm not completely giving up on this car until it debuts. Its at least more promising than the 'new' Accord.
Same here.

Odd, but I suddenly remembered the Hyundai Genesis. I hope Acura can at one time step up to own what it wants to portray, a real German Luxury brand fighter.
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Same here.

Odd, but I suddenly remembered the Hyundai Genesis. I hope Acura can at one time step up to own what it wants to portray, a real German Luxury brand fighter.
Honda needs to get back its will to live. They should let the RLX sputter on for a couple of years as it most likely will and then replace it with a real effort called Legend. Acura was on fire in the days of the Legend and Integra.
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:57 AM
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Thats where the TL is positioned because its sportier like the german counterparts. The RL is in the space between those and the flagships, but the only companies with cars in that gap are, I guess Cadillac, Buick (even though the Lucerne is ancient), and Toyota...
Acura is mess. The TL was originally a 3er/ES300/I30 competitor, but Lexus and Infiniti saw RWD was the direction to go and launched the IS and G35. At that point the TL was lost, with its main competitor (specs wise) being the Nissan Maxima. I could never put the TL in the same class as a 5er.
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I was mainly saying so as a size comparison, but the 5 series is likely their target with the TL (even though it likely doesnt hold a candle to it, but thats besides the point). The RL/RLX is just in like a no-(young)man's land class that the majority of the luxo brands dont touch.
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I hear you. Better to compete where there's no competition.lol
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I hear you. Better to compete where there's no competition.lol
Sadly for Honda/Acura, there's not really much of a market there, either.
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I was mainly saying so as a size comparison, but the 5 series is likely their target with the TL (even though it likely doesnt hold a candle to it, but thats besides the point). The RL/RLX is just in like a no-(young)man's land class that the majority of the luxo brands dont touch.
I would argue that their target continues to be the 3er, A4, G35, etc. I agree that it's odd considering the existence of the TSX, but their most recent ads for the TL make direct comparisons to those models.
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in that case their marketing staff is on the same page as their design staff. Except that page is lost in the middle of nowhere.
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http://www.automedia.com/Blog/Blog/B...pe-Spied!.aspx

More spyshots of the RLX.
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