Acura Announces Pricing for RSX Sports Coupe

Long-awaited Replacement for Integra Goes on Sale July 2

6/29/2001 3:45:34 PM

Acura today announced pricing for the all-new 2002 RSX sports coupe, the replacement for the Integra. The RSX comes in two fully-featured versions, the sporty RSX, priced at $19,950, and the high-performance RSX Type-S, priced at $23,170. The RSX goes on sale July 2, 2001 at Acura dealers nationwide.

"The RSX is a new breed of sports coupe for the luxury performance market," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of sales. "It gives driving enthusiasts a new level of excitement while providing a level of refinement that is unique in the sports coupe segment."

The RSX delivers more power, technology and refinement, positioning the new coupe farther upscale than its well-known predecessor. It features an innovative new generation powertrain, all new steering and suspension systems, contemporary styling and a host of standard luxury features.

2002 Acura RSX Highlights:

Powertrain

  • 160 horsepower 2.0-liter, 16-valve, DOHC, 4-cylinder aluminum alloy engine (RSX)
  • 200 horsepower 2.0-liter, 16-valve, DOHC, 4-cylinder aluminum alloy engine (Type-S)
  • i-VTEC(TM) (Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control)
  • Computer-Controlled Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
  • Available 5-speed manual, 5-speed Sequential SportShift(TM) automatic, or 6-speed manual transmissions
  • Meets Low Emissions Vehicle-II (LEV-II) standards

Chassis

  • Exclusive Control-Link MacPherson Strut independent front suspension
  • Variable power-assisted, rack-and-pinion steering system
  • Compact, double-wishbone rear suspension
  • 16-inch alloy wheels with all-season, high performance tires
  • Large, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Track-tuned sport suspension (RSX Type-S)

Interior Features

  • Automatic climate control system
  • High-output audio system with in-dash CD player
  • Power moonroof
  • Power windows, mirrors and locks
  • Deeply sculpted sport seats
  • 3-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Acura/Bose(R) music system with 6-disc in-dash CD changer and trunk-mounted Richbass(TM) woofer (RSX Type-S)
  • Leather upholstery (RSX Type-S)
  • Keyless entry system with anti-theft engine immobilizer

Acura anticipates selling 30,000 RSXs annually. Acura year-to-date sales through May total 69,449 vehicles, up 25.9 percent from last year. The division has set sales records each of the past seven months.

Pricing for 2002 Acura RSX

RSX with 5-speed manual transmission

$19,950

RSX with 5-speed Sequential SportShift Automatic Transmission

Leather upholstery

$20,850

$1,000

RSX Type-S with 6-speed manual

$23,170

Destination and handling charge

$480