Teaser photos reveal shape of Acura concept car
17 March 2009

These teaser photos show how Honda's BMW X6 rival will look.

The crossover concept, which will be sold under Honda's Acura banner in the US, will be unveiled at next month's New York Auto Show.

It’s unlikely that this premium 4x4 will ever come to Europe, but it has been spotted testing at the Nurburgring, demonstrating that Honda is determined to ensure it has the 'European' driving characteristics that will help it appeal to US buyers.

It will go on sale in the US in 2010. Sources suggest that it is powered by the company’s current 3.7-litre V6 engine, but Honda is also considering fitting a new V8 motor.

Honda has previously considered launching the Acura brand in Europe - as a potential Lexus rival.

However, current market conditions would seem to make this move more unlikely than ever.

Diesel-engined models would need to be introduced for the luxury brand to be relevant in the UK.

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