Acura will reveal a production version of its NSX supercar at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month.
The luxury brand’s long-awaited halo car, based on the original NSX that was discontinued in 2005, will reach U.S. showrooms in late 2015, Acura said today.
Acura is counting on the new NSX to pump new life into the brand and bolster sales, particular its car lineup. Acura's U.S. sales have edged up 0.2 percent to 150,034 through November, in an overall market that expanded 5.5 percent.
While Acura's U.S. light-truck sales have increased 13 percent, car deliveries have slipped 17.5 percent this year.
“The next-generation NSX will deliver a 'new sports experience' true to its heritage and to the supercar concept that originally gave rise to the name NSX,” Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager, said in a statement today. “The NSX will serve as the ultimate expression of Acura performance that is fueling a re-energized brand.”
Acura showed the NSX concept model at the North American International Auto Show in 2012. The car was designed at Acura's styling studio in Torrance, Calif., and will be produced at Honda’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.
Ted Klaus, chief engineer and global project leader for the NSX, calls it a "human-centered supercar that responds to the will of the driver and that builds upon the NSX heritage.”