The Japanese supercar has been discontinued in Japan for the 2020 MY.
When we first heard that the NSX would be returning to the global stage after a long absence, our thoughts immediately went to a fast, naturally aspirated, driver-focused supercar. That's not quite what happened, but the NSX was still one helluva technological marvel. It's still one of the best supercars for daily use, and it looks absolutely marvelous in its new Long Beach Blue Pearl paint. However, the car has since been discontinued in Australia, and now Japan's NSX has suffered the same fate. As poor sales reports continue (something mirrored the world over, sadly), Japanese site Car Watch is telling us that sales of the 2020 NSX have come to an end. However, production continues...
The publication spoke with Honda Japan's PR department which confirmed the news. That doesn't mean that Japanese drivers can no longer get behind the wheel though, as some dealerships are still offering the hybrid supercar on a subscription-based service. The reason for the discontinuation of the vehicle hasn't been given exactly, but it is also possible that this is happening in preparation for the 2021 model. Either way, your US-bound NSX shouldn't be affected. Acura USA told CarScoops that the car continues to draw attention: "The 2021 NSX just recently began shipping to customers in the US with high levels of interest for the new Long Beach Blue Pearl color offering."
As much as we're happy to see that the NSX is remaining with us, those dismal sales figures in pretty much every market that the NSX is offered could be foreboding. There's only so long that a car can stay on showroom floors before dealers need to bring in inventory that will actually move, and with updates for the NSX continually proving to be minor, buyers may be deterred. Personally, we hope the market takes more interest in the car - new blue hue or not - because it really is an amazing machine, and one that we feel deserves to be driven.