Japanese Concepts at 2012 NAIAS


2012 Detroit Motor Show is going t be one helluva ride for Japanese car makers!

Honda, Acura and Lexus all announced a bunch of new concepts to be unveiled at the show, and among them Acura has the most interesting lineup. As the sub-brand of Honda, Acura will be revealing a new version of its RDx crossover, a new ILX sports sedan and above all, the new generation of its long-awaited NSX super car. That’s what we’ve been waiting for for many years.

The Acura ILX Concept is a styling study of an all-new luxury compact sedan scheduled for launch in spring 2012. To be positioned at the gateway to the Acura lineup, the ILX will feature three powertrains including Acura’s first-ever gas-electric hybrid. Acura also will unveil a prototype of the 2013 RDX, the second generation of Acura’s five-passenger SUV.

Lexus Teaser Japanese Concepts at 2012 NAIAS

As for Honda themselves, their highlight of the show will be the new Accord Coupe. The Accord Coupe Concept will convey the dynamic and aggressive profile of the ninth-generation 2013 Honda Accord set to go on sale in the fall of 2012.

And Lexus, they will be unveiling a mysterious new concept car which by the looks of this tear image is a sports car of some kind. Designed by Calty, the company’s design studio in Newport Beach, Calif., the concept showcases the new design direction embraced by Lexus.

“Acura has a steady cadence of exciting new models coming to market and it will all begin in Detroit,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president and general manager of Acura sales and service. “From the all-new Acura ILX at the gateway of the lineup to the pinnacle of performance with the Acura NSX Concept, Acura vehicles are being created for luxury customers who aspire to the highest levels of quality and value, with beautiful styling and the right balance of technology, performance and environmental responsibility.”

A leader in style, performance, safety, efficiency and value since the introduction of the first generation model in 1976, the Accord remains one of the best-selling cars in America. The 2012 Accord was recently named to Car and Driver Magazine’s ’10Best’ list for a record 26th time and was ranked as having the highest initial quality in its segment in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Initial Quality Study (IQS). The introduction of the ninth-generation Accord marks 30 years of U.S. production of the model at the Marysville Auto Plant in Marysville, Ohio, the first Japanese car assembly plant in the U.S.

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