Acura’s all-new V6 model for its TSX sports sedan lineup made its Canadian debut Monday at the Vancouver International Auto Show.

Scheduled to go on sale later this summer, the new 2010 TSX V6 will be equipped with a powerful 3.5-litre V6 engine, exclusive suspension tuning, larger diameter wheels and additional enhancements.

“Our new TSX V6 highlights the performance direction of Acura’s sedans with its improved acceleration and handling,” said Jerry Chenkin, executive vice president, Honda Canada Inc.

“The TSX V6 is an important step in the advancement of our Acura sedan lineup and in the continued enhancement of the Acura brand.”

The V6 model adds a new level of power to the TSX lineup for a more sporty and spirited driving experience. The model is designed to satisfy driving enthusiast's appetite for a fun-to-drive, yet refined sports sedan.

A new TSX powertrain choice means performance luxury buyers can enjoy a 280 horsepower 3.5L V6, with sophisticated VTEC(R) valvetrain control and a dual-stage induction system. For maximum performance and efficiency, the engine will be coupled to Acura’s Sequential SportShift automatic transmission, with intelligent features such as Grade Logic Control and Shift Hold Control.

If the driver desires, the Sequential SportShift transmission can also be operated manually, via steering-wheel mounted F1(R)-style paddle shifters.

The new model will also feature a state-of-the-art, double-wishbone front and multilink rear suspension system to provide excellent ride, handling and control.

Like all Acura models, the new TSX will feature a host of standard equipment, including leather-appointed interior, power moonroof, automatic climate control, a premium seven-speaker sound system with CD, AM/FM tuner, satellite radio, Bluetooth(R) HandsFreeLink(R), USB port and AUX jack music interface and more.