Oh yes, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for (we’re just kidding). Acura today announced pricing for the new 2009 Acura TSX which will go on sale next week on April 24th. The car will be available in two versions including a base model and a one loaded with Acura’s Technology Package. Pricing will start at $28,960 and will top out at $32,060.
Power comes from a 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine that produces 201-hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. The new in-line 4-cylinder engine gives the TSX more usable power across a much wider rpm range. Buyers have a choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic for no additional charge. Acura will add a new 2.2 liter i-DTEC diesel engine later down the road.
The 2009 Acura TSX’s technology package features Acura’s Navigation System with a rearview camera, AcuraLink Satellite Communication System, AcuraLink Real-time traffic with an all-new Traffic Rerouting function, AcuraLink weather with current and future weather information and a 10-speaker Acura/ELS Premium Sound System with multi-format 6-disc DVD-Audio changer and XM Satellite Radio.
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2009 Acura TSX:
Acura Announces Pricing For All-New 2009 TSX
Record Sales Anticipated For Completely Redesigned Sports Sedan
TORRANCE, Calif. – 04/14/2008 – Acura today announced pricing for the all-new 2009 TSX sports sedan that will go on sale at Acura dealerships nationwide on April 24th.
The completely redesigned TSX will be available in two versions: the generously appointed TSX and the fully-featured TSX with Technology Package. MSRP pricing starts at $28,960 and tops at $32,060. The 2009 TSX is available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic for no additional charge. Although the new TSX surpasses the previous generation in virtually every way, pricing for the 2009 model represents a modest 4.3 percent sales weighted average price increase. Destination and Handling for the 2009 TSX remains unchanged at $715.
“The all-new TSX is loaded with more technology, better performance, additional comfort and enhanced safety to make it one of the most desirable sedans in its class,” said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of sales. “We expect the dramatically improved 2009 model to set even more sales records than its predecessor.”
With Acura’s new “Keen Edge Dynamic” styling, a clean and efficient i-VTEC® DOHC 4-cylinder engine, a choice of automatic or manual transmission, and the driving character that is an Acura trademark, the 2009 TSX is anticipated increase sales as Acura’s entry-level sports sedan. Major advances in handling, ride comfort, interior refinement, safety features, improved fuel economy, and lower emissions contribute to the new TSX’s appeal.
In addition to its 3.0-inches greater width and 2.6-inches wider track, the 2009 TSX has a 1.3-inches longer wheelbase and 2.4 inches more overall length. Along with greater interior roominess, these dimensions combine with the TSX’s new suspension to provide more agile handling and improved ride quality. Generous standard appointments include leather trim, power moonroof, HID headlights, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and a high power audio system with XM® Radio along with USB port connectivity. The 2009 TSX enhances safety with its new Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) front body structure.
The TSX’s Technology Package features a wide array of technology including the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, Zagat® restaurant information, and rearview camera; AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System; AcuraLink® Real-time traffic with an all-new Traffic Rerouting™ function; AcuraLink® weather with current and future weather information; a 10-speaker Acura/ELS® Premium Sound System with multi-format 6-disc DVD-Audio changer, AM/FM tuner, XM® Satellite Radio, Note function for XM® Radio, and Dolby Pro Logic II; and a GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone automatic climate control system.
The Acura/ELS® system, all-new for 2009, is tuned by 6-time Grammy® award winning sound engineer Elliot Scheiner. This 10-speaker Acura/ELS™ Premium Surround Sound System with DVD-Audio (that is 500 times clearer than traditional CD) delivers studio quality sound along with a new Note function for XM® Radio that makes it easy to identify songs to recall at a later date.
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