2012 Acura TSX Special Edition adds a touch of sportiness

Acura has updated the TSX sedan for the 2012 model year and is also continuing the celebration of its 25th anniversary with a special edition model. Known as the 2012 Acura TSX Special Edition, the package adds more sportiness to the TSX with a bunch of exterior and interior upgrades.

“The Acura TSX has long been known for its high-revving 4-cylinder engines and sporty driving nature,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. “With the new Special Edition, the TSX becomes even more youthful and sporty in character, furthering its appeal to performance-minded buyers.”

The 2012 Acura TSX Special Edition Package adds a new front spoiler, a new rear bumper fascia, side sills and an ‘Special Edition’ badge on the trunklid. It also adds 17×7.5-inch, 5-spoke aluminum wheels with dark gray background.

Inside, the TSX Special Edition gets some nice and luxurious upgrades including perforated black Lux Suede inserts with red backing. Red stitching is found on the seats, steering wheel and the shift knob with red lighting for the instrument cluster gauges, overhead lighting and footwell lighting. The driver’s footwell are aluminum pedal  and rounding out the Special Edition’s interior upgrades is bright silver plating for the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters along with black headliner material.

Power still comes from the 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine available with a 6-speed manual or Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission. Sales of the 2012 Acura TSX Special Edition will start in late September.

– By: Omar Rana