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Old 12-29-2008, 09:15 PM
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Here's a digital illustration of Acura's future "X6 fighting" crossover
Oh, yippee, another big, fat, slow, expensive "crossover" that has less room than any station wagon, yet is as difficult to enter or park as a truck-based SUV.

I hope Acura takes the body and uses it as a template for the next-gen TL, then drops the crossover idea like a ton of bricks.
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That looks better than almost every other cross-over but its still a completley useless vehicle.
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It almost looks Mazda-ish.
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kind of has the infiniti ex35 and fx 35 side profile. not bad looking, but i hate that aztek looking rear.
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It almost looks Mazda-ish.
It definitely does. But it's nowhere even close to as phat as the X6. The X6 is SICK! Just a tad overpriced though lol.
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i hate it, maybe because i dont love acura as much as everyone else on the boards and maybe because these cuv pos's are nonsense but i hate every little thing about it. yes i understand it will have a nice interior and will be built very well and will be very high up in reliability, still dont care one bit for it
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I don't get it. Why does Acura insist on building an expensive (suv/crossover/wagon?) that plays in a very specific niche market, when they could have spent their R&D money much more wisely on developing a nice, sporty RWD/SH-AWD coupe based on the TL or better yet, the TSX to compete in the continuily growing sport coupe market?!?? If they wanna step up and compete with BMW, they should make a car that can actually challenge BMW's 3 series instead of going for an all or nothing approach of taking on one of BMW's "premium SAV's."
I don't get it. It.....Just.....Doesn't.....Make......Any....Sense !
Sorry, but Acura really needs to get their priorities straight.
I sure hope, for Acura's sake, that this doesn't end up like another underwhelming sales performer like the RL.
I guess only time will tell.
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Doesn't Acura have enough cars to put that stupid grill on??? Don't like this one either. Acura needs to go back to its' old roots.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:08 AM
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i like the illustrations. wish the headlights were more aggressive looking though.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by lscld View Post
I don't get it. Why does Acura insist on building an expensive (suv/crossover/wagon?) that plays in a very specific niche market, when they could have spent their R&D money much more wisely on developing a nice, sporty RWD/SH-AWD coupe based on the TL or better yet, the TSX to compete in the continuily growing sport coupe market?!?? If they wanna step up and compete with BMW, they should make a car that can actually challenge BMW's 3 series instead of going for an all or nothing approach of taking on one of BMW's "premium SAV's."
I don't get it. It.....Just.....Doesn't.....Make......Any....Sense !
Sorry, but Acura really needs to get their priorities straight.
I sure hope, for Acura's sake, that this doesn't end up like another underwhelming sales performer like the RL.
I guess only time will tell.
Couldn't agree more.

The only explanation I can offer up is this is platform sharing at its best...or worst depending on your perspective.
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:21 AM
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It almost looks Mazda-ish.
Nah, it's more Lexus especially the headlights



And the real grill will be much larger



Oh yeah and the rear design of the illustration is wrong

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Old 12-30-2008, 12:33 PM
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Ooooh, this thing is much better looking than the X6! I like the toned down "power plenum" grille too. The whole thing looks very European. I like it!

Sadly, I bet you the real thing will look nothing like this, esp. that grille!!! I think that they will keep using that scary "power plenum" thing across the board... LOL
Too bad it wont have a powertrain anywhere near like the X6's N54 and optional N63.
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:59 AM
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Acura Concept CUV

Acura's released a first teaser of the concept CUV to be revealed at the NY Auto Show. But... their web site actually has FIVE pictures hiding on it. Enjoy!









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Old 03-16-2009, 12:02 PM
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Acura X6?
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precisely damn they copied the shit out the sloping rear end on the x6
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Call me crazy....

... but I think this their first true t1 effort.
Look at the lines.
Let's avoid the talk about the need for the vehicle, or whatever, most things in the luxury market are unnecessary, so that point is silly.
But if rumors are true and it introduces the 6-speed, and looks as good as the teasers indicate, we have a hit. (not to mention a 6-speed for the MDX this MMC).
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:35 PM
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So the question is, Power Plenum? Yes or No. I think this will have the P2 grill.
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:38 PM
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:38 PM
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I think we're going to see some max plenum here, given the space between the headlights.
I think acura can pull it off... this looks to be like to beautiful a design for them to ruin with a bad plenum.
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370z sedan with mild off-roading capabilities?
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precisely damn they copied the shit out the sloping rear end on the x6
and BMW copied the Pontiac Aztec, at least Acura copied something with a little style

Seriously though, I think the profile resembles a GTR or a Z more than a X6.
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If you look at the 3/4 rear shot and focus exclusively on the roof, you could mistake it for a 997 targa.
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It's difficult to call it a "concept":
from the spyshots of the interior this thing is READY for the launch in New York...
I'm sure that it will be on sell in September 2009...

and: this thread is not already merged somewhere??
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Merged.
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Remember, even when the production MDX(07) and RL(05) were ready, they still showcased their prototypes.
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This might actually come out looking nice.......or completely terrible. Either or from looking at those teasers.

Someone wake me up when there's a coupe for sale at the dealership. Thanks.
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Okay...diggin the direction of this concept model...

Hope they get it together.
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That side profile image screams "we copied infiniti's ad campaign because Acura Advance is a flop"
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the last side photo look simply fantastic... first time Acura launch a teaser before the launch of new model, or I'm wrong...
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Does anyone feel that sales of this vehicle will canablize sales of the MDX? I haven't read the whole thread so i don't know what their target pricing is, but the MDX is priced so high already, I can't see this guy selling for higher than that. And selling it for lower will hurt RDX sales IMO or MDX sales.
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Please don't have "teh beak"
Please don't have "teh beak"
Please don't have "teh beak"
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actually looking attractive. Hopefully its not like a ugly chick who looks better in the almost dark
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Please don't have "teh beak"
Please don't have "teh beak"
Please don't have "teh beak"
100% will get it. It's the new brand style, forgot?
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Does anyone feel that sales of this vehicle will canablize sales of the MDX? I haven't read the whole thread so i don't know what their target pricing is, but the MDX is priced so high already, I can't see this guy selling for higher than that. And selling it for lower will hurt RDX sales IMO or MDX sales.
not sure... this car like the X6 is more focused, more sporty and aggressive and less "family vagon" that the MDX.
And it will be strictly 5 seats, not 7 (I have never used the 3d road in my MDX, however...)
I mean: if your dog is BIG buy an MDX... the boot in this CUV seems much smaller.
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i'm liking it a lot so far. of course, we don't see the beak...yet/

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... but I think this their first true t1 effort.
Look at the lines.
Let's avoid the talk about the need for the vehicle, or whatever, most things in the luxury market are unnecessary, so that point is silly.
But if rumors are true and it introduces the 6-speed, and looks as good as the teasers indicate, we have a hit. (not to mention a 6-speed for the MDX this MMC).
on the lines. it looks amazing.

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This might actually come out looking nice.......or completely terrible. Either or from looking at those teasers.

Someone wake me up when there's a coupe for sale at the dealership. Thanks.
it's amazing how different the final outcome can be if we see the beak, huh?

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Okay...diggin the direction of this concept model...

Hope they get it together.
+1.

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That side profile image screams "we copied infiniti's ad campaign because Acura Advance is a flop"
thought that too.

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Does anyone feel that sales of this vehicle will canablize sales of the MDX? I haven't read the whole thread so i don't know what their target pricing is, but the MDX is priced so high already, I can't see this guy selling for higher than that. And selling it for lower will hurt RDX sales IMO or MDX sales.
dunno about that.

if you're looking for a true SUV with a third row, people are still gonna go for the MDX.

maybe they'll price it in between the RDX and MDX? or maybe the quantity will be low like the X6? i wouldn't be surprised if they even try and sell it for more than the MDX.

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Please don't have "teh beak"
Please don't have "teh beak"
Please don't have "teh beak"
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it's amazing how different the final outcome can be if we see the beak, huh?
Yep. It will make or break this design. It wouldn't take that much effort to modify the 'beak' design to make it look decent. So far the rest of the lines on this cuv look very
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Remind me again the point of this vehicle? Acura can make a cheaper X6?

Acura needs a volume model that can sell - not chase some niche segment.
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Looks really upscale(Tier 1?) to me!! I'm liking what I'm see, so far.
Acura is deff. on its way up!

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The design, is already a step forward, even if the rest of the car is hideous.
Let's see what the equipment/performance is on this thing, but I think we have the first T1 acura on our hands here.
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Remind me again the point of this vehicle? Acura can make a cheaper X6?

Acura needs a volume model that can sell - not chase some niche segment.
well....

i guess there is no point even if the point is that acura can make a cheaper X6 because that car has no point too.
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