History of Acura

The history of the automobile industry tube a decisive year in 1986 when Honda introduced a division that exclusively would manufacture cars of luxury, this company was the result of 10 years of research, Honda baptized it with the name of Acura. This company would mark a milestone in the manufacture of luxury automobiles, which would no longer be the same since 1986. The history of Acura is particularly interesting because it is a story of success and innovation.

Make a habit the fact of winning

Their initiation as the Legend and the Integra models were sold and serviced by 60 dealers throughout North America and located in 18 different U.S. States.UU., the Acura company becomes an explosion of success in just a year of its release, obtaining great laurels for its heady mix of technological innovation. The front pages of its history were written when he is chosen as the car imported from the year 1987, with its first model known as a four-door Acura Legend, who also had an air pocket for safety. Other model released, Integra, was considered among the top ten that year with much of its consumers in North America. The Integra noted for its attractive lines and high throughput and performance at a competitive price.

Motor Trend Acura

For 1988, the Legend model became the best imported U.S. selling luxury model.UU., meanwhile the other model, integrates, wins international Sedan Championship. At the beginning of 1991, Acura shows us the exotic Coupe sports NSX, which gives us a number of new innovations in the world of the automotive industry, its impact was so great that the American "Motor Trend" car magazine awarded it as "the best car ever built sports". For this year, the Coupe Legend Gets the "Best car of import of the year" trophy, sponsored by the magazine "Motor Trend". For this year, "Integrates", is awarded by the magazine's annual "Car & Drivers". In the year 1992, "JD Power and Associates Vehicle Performance Index" recognizes Acura as "The best General line of cars" and not lagging behind, for the following year, Legend achieved again the best-selling U.S. import.UU., being is its sixth year in a row achieving that merit.

1995 Enters the American market the TL series, then they estrenar?an in the "North American International Auto Show", the new concept of the series CL, in Detroit. In keeping with its constant innovation in terms of technology, presented for the following year the 3.5 RL series, which would replace a boldly innovative Legend. From the year 2000, Acura creates new models, among them is the 3.2 TL, which works with brands such as Lexus, Infiniti and BMW. After a year, Acura has the aerodynamic Coupe sporty Acura RSX. For April 2003, introduced the Acura TSX. In October of the same year, is presented the new 2004 TL, with an engine 270 hp of power and 3.2 liters. And for 2005 is presented the RL, with a 300 hp power V6 engine, recognized as the engine of increased power to date.

Leaders from any point of view

Other large companies, such as Toyota and Nissan, wanted to imitate Honda, taking their own divisions of luxury, without being able to compare his tremendous success. The luxury brands that we now see on our roads are the clear result of the value that tube Honda, years ago. Now we can enjoy features such as advanced compatibility Engineering (ICE), variable valve timing (VVT) and Super Handling-drive (SH-AWD). The income of this brand in the market was like an earthquake. So deep was the entrance of the luxury division of Honda, which shook the market of automobile, as few other innovations had done before, more than anything else, it showed that a Japanese brand could also be able to compete with European and American brands when it comes to the world of automotive luxury. Completely changed the image of Japanese cars that were being aimed at consumers of income and economic models lower-middle. The history of Acura is now firmly in a place very expectant.

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Acura Cars Reviews

Acura TL

Acura TL

Acura TL, launched into the car market as a successor for the Acura Vigar in 1995, is a luxury sedan belonging to the mid-size segment. This sedan has been badged as a Honda Inspire and as Honda Saber in the market of Japan during the time period 1996-2000 and 1996-2004 respectively. It had been the best seller from Acura until 2007, when the MDX overtook it.

Acura TSX

Acura TSX

Acura launched an entry-level luxury car, TSX, which was launched as the 2004 model in the year 2003 with a restricted supply to the Canadian and the US markets only. The market base was extended to the Mexico until 2009, being sold in the Puerto Rico and the Guam markets.

Technical characteristics of Acura Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Acura Legend Coup? 1995 202HP (149 kW) @ 5500 rpm 5.4 l/100km
2 Acura MDX 2002 263HP (193 kW) @ 5750 rpm 5.4 l/100km
3 Acura RDX 2010 243HP (179 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
4 Acura TL Type S Automatic 2006 290HP (213 kW) @ 6200 rpm n/a
5 Acura Integra GS-R Sedan 1994 172HP (126 kW) @ 7600 rpm 5.4 l/100km
6 Acura Legend Sedan GS 1994 233HP (172 kW) @ 6200 rpm n/a
7 Acura CL Automatic 1996 147HP (108 kW) @ 5500 rpm n/a
8 Acura TL 2001 228HP (167 kW) @ 5600 rpm 5.4 l/100km
9 Acura SLX 1999 218HP (160 kW) @ 5400 rpm 5.4 l/100km
10 Acura RSX 2006 157HP (116 kW) @ 6500 rpm n/a
11 Acura MDX 2003 243HP (179 kW) @ 5300 rpm 5.4 l/100km
12 Acura CL 1997 203HP (149 kW) @ 5500 rpm n/a
13 Acura Integra Type R 1998 198HP (145 kW) @ 8000 rpm n/a
14 Acura TSX Automatic 2010 204HP (150 kW) @ 7000 rpm 9.05 l/100km
15 Acura RL 2006 294HP (216 kW) @ 6200 rpm n/a