With the increased buyer interest in
wagon vehicles, it's hardly surprising that
Acura has now confirmed that it will be expanding its TSX line for the 2011 model year by adding a new Sport
Wagon derivative to the existing TSX Sport
Sedan. Beyond stating that the first wagon to wear an Acura badge will be derived from the existing TSX four-door and that it would go on sale in the fall of 2010, the automaker provided no details about this higher-utility offshoot. Given that the American TSX is based on an enhanced version of the slightly smaller
Honda Accord platform used in Europe and other markets, we can expect the Acura Sport Wagon to bear a fairly striking resemblance to the latest Euro-spec Accord Touring model shown here -- albeit with a suitable bunch of unique exterior trim tweaks and substantial interior enhancements. Mechanically, the Sport Wagon will likely use the same powertrain components as the TSX
sedan: a standard 201-horsepower/2.4-liter inline-four and an optional 280-horse/3.5-liter V6. While the current TSX sedan is a front-drive-only configuration, it remains to be seen whether Acura might be consider offering a TSX-tailored version of its slick Super Handling-All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD) as a Sport Wagon option.