A really wonderful supercar will come to an end. The reason? Probably because not many people are buying the car.
By Gary S. Vasilash
Yesterday the auto companies that announce sales figures on a monthly basis made their announcements.
American Honda was modestly happy, noting that for the month of July it delivered more than 135,000 vehicles, which includes 51,815 cars and 83,727 trucks for both the Acura and Honda brands.
One vehicle among the 135,542 units had sales of seven units. Seven.
From January to July there have been 67 sold in the U.S.
Yesterday American Honda also announced that the NSX—the vehicle that isn’t selling well by almost any metric—will end with model year 2022.
The second generation NSX, which was launched in 2016, will have a limited run during its final year of production at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio.
There will be 350 NSX Type S vehicles built. Period. Three hundred will be available in the U.S.
Given the sales of the NSX so far, the folks at Acura are evidently optimistic that there will be more than a few collectors looking to get their hands on the final edition.
Jon Ikeda, vice president and Acura Brand Officer, stoically said, “Acura is a performance brand, a company of enthusiasts, and we will continue moving forward, actively investigating what the next generation of sports cars should be in an electrified era.”
Seems like the answer to that might be: an SUV.