Acura TSX

Published: 20 March 2008

The Acura TSX sports saloon has a Marmite face that you either love or hate. The deep v-shaped grille has a self-satisfied smirk and the airdam forms two strange little prongs at the corners. It works better in the metal than you’d guess from the pictures, and PR chief Chuck Schifsky tells us that reaction has been positive. Would he say anything else?

The aim of the new family face is to separate Acura from both European rivals and the Honda range. A version was seen on the RL at Chicago and some customers apparently hated it, but apparently new customers like it.

The TSX sports sedan will be the second generation of Acura’s entry-level sedan and promises improvements in performance, styling and safety. It’s also a few inches bigger width and length wise. Power is from a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 198bhp.