|Acura is the luxury vehicle marque of Japanese auto maker Honda. The brand was launched in the Usa States and Canada in March 1986, marketing luxury, performance, and high-performance vehicles. It was brought to Hong Kong in 1991, Mexico in 2004, Chinese suppliers in 2006, Russia in 2014 and Kuwait in 2015. Honda's intend to present Acura to japan national market (JDM) in 08 was delayed, due to monetary reasons, sometime later it was withheld because of this of the 2008 financial crisis.
Acura holds the distinction of being the first Japanese automotive luxury brand. The creation of Acura coincided with the creation of a JDM Honda store sales channel, called Honda Clio, which sold luxury vehicles, joining previously set up Honda Verno, followed by Honda Primo the next year. In the first few years of living, Acura was among the best-selling luxury marques in the US. Though sales were down in the mid-to-late 1990s, the brand experienced a revival in the first 2000s, due to drastic redesigns and the introductions of new models.
In the late nineteen eighties, the success of the company's first flagship vehicle, the Legend, inspired guy Japanese automakers Toyota and Nissan to launch their own luxury brands, Tuning and Infiniti, respectively. The 1990 launch of the NSX, a mid-engine amazing sports car, offered a trusted and practical alternative to exotic European sports vehicles, and introduced Honda's VTEC vvt system to the American market. The 93 Legend coup? featured Honda's first use of a six-speed manual transmission, fitted to a sort 2 engine. In the past due 1990s, Acura produced a Type R version of its compact Integra hen house?, which featured a reduced curb weight, a stronger and lower suspension, and a high-output VTEC engine.
In the early 2000s, 2018 acura introduced new models, including the company's first all-original SUV, the MDX, and two models which replaced the Integra vicissitude? and sedan, the RSX and TSX, respectively. Type-S versions of the RSX, CL, and TL were included with the brand's group in that decade. Acura's 2005 RL flagship released SH-AWD, a torque-vectoring 4wheel drive system. The 3 years ago RDX, a crossover VEHICLE, featured the first North American use of a turbocharged Honda engine. In the 2010s, Acura first showed more new models, including the ILX, TLX, and RLX, the latter that introduced Acura's Jewel Eyesight LED headlights. A second generation NSX was launched in 2015 and features a twin-turbocharged mid-engine, a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission, and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD.