Honda is on the verge of launching a new Accord-based crossover but its more upmarket Acura division may also be getting its own versatile model in the form of the Accord Euro Touring wagon. The Accord Euro is essentially a rebadged version of the Acura TSX and overseas is available in both sedan and wagon bodystyles.
Acura is reportedly considering selling a TSX wagon in local showrooms, which could provide it with a worthy rival to the upcoming 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon and even the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate.
The information comes from senior manager of Acura product planning John Watts. “We’re closely, closely looking at it,” he said during a recent interview where he also suggested that younger Gen Y buyers are the target consumers. “Boomers, and [the older among] Gen X, who had wagons as kids don’t want one, but the new kids do.”
With many buyers, especially in the luxury segment, downsizing from big SUVs to smaller crossovers and wagons, now may be the perfect time for Acura to launch a new TSX wagon.