2022 Acura RSX. Rumors have been swirling for years, but recent remarks by a major corporation have created an outrage on internet forums regarding the potential return of one of Acura’s most popular models: the RSX. At the last SEMA display, lead designer Acura heard a whisper of the prospect of resurrecting the RSX, but made it clear that we shouldn’t hold our breath. According to him, none of these cars will be available until at least 2017.
Acura introduced the RSX for the first time in 2002 as an alternative to the popular Integra, introducing a luxury sports car to a wider audience by offering high performance without a high price tag. Although it discontinued the model in 2006, the daily Acura sports car has developed a loyal following. Today, RSX has reached almost cult status. There are whole clubs dedicated to maintaining, modifying and even talking about Integra and RSX vehicles. The model has also inspired a steady stream of concept representations; Artists who fantasize what the new RSX might look like if it were to return.
What to do if you dig an RSX but haven’t picked one in four years of operation? Die-hard RSX fans can satisfy their cravings by finding a used one for sale. But what about new cars? Is Acura a modern equivalent to the beloved RSX? Almost okay. Some of the newer Acura cars bring so much to the table that it’s easy not to look back. RSX fans may want to try the new ILX. Although it is not a complete sports car, the affordable luxury may appeal to some RSX fans. If that wasn’t enough to eliminate that high-performance itch, Acura just introduced the new NSX with sporty tuning and racing car styling. Although this vehicle is not available for purchase at the moment, you can keep an eye on the release dates and other interesting information about this exciting futuristic vehicle.
Is there room in the Acura family for a modern RSX? Many would say there is a noticeable gap to be filled within the current line-up. The NSX, which is perhaps the most similar to the RSX, uses a hybrid electric motor, something many say does not apply to the RSX’s first performance legacy. This leaves potential room for a raw sports model like the RSX, and the luxury carmaker has focused noticeably on its smaller offerings in recent years. Does this mean that Acura is gearing up for an upcoming announcement about the reintroduction of one of its most beloved models? The only thing for sure is that we’ll all have to wait and see.