In the US, the Acura RL is positioned at the top of the premium range. In the past few years, sales of the Acura RL declined primarily as a result of the TL model (JDM Honda Accord) that is slotted under it. Many consumers preferred the TL because of its better overall package in terms of interior design, more superior powerplants and other features that overshadowed the flagship model.
The Nikkei business daily also said that among the production changes that Honda will be making to its domestic market, the Civic’s gasoline version will be discontinued. This is interesting as Singapore’s Civic is sourced from Japan currently. Does it mean that the Civic 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 will be imported from Thailand subsequently? It was also reported that the production of the Elysion minivan will soon end.