Acura is the North American branch of the group Honda, specializing in the production of executive and sports cars.
The birth of the brand Acura decided to attribute to 1986, when assembly plants and the company's sales network were opened in the United States. The first car company has become a model based on the Honda Legend is equipped with a V-shaped six-cylinder engine and is available in four body types - a sedan, coupe and hatchback.
As a new brand symbol used stylisation of the letter "A", which resembles a metal tongs. Such a simple picture in the US is caused by the difficulty of registering a new trademark - almost always there is a similar trademark in the official register of trade marks.
A little later there was a very successful model Integra. The model comes in three models: LS, GS and GS-R. Cheaper LS and GS are fitted with 1.8-liter engine to 140 hp under the hood of a sports version of the GS-R 170 "horses".
In the early 90's unique NSX coupe appears in the model range of the company. The car has been made using the most advanced technologies -. All-aluminum body, VTEC technology, etc. Through successful participation in races noaya model quickly gained popularity and became one of the best-selling sports car in North America.
For most of the '90s the company is actively developing its brand and gradually carried out the modernization of the lineup.
The most significant events in the company's history occurred at the beginning of the new millennium was marked by significant changes in the spectrum of the company's models.
At the Detroit salon in 2000 was a demonstration of the new coupe 3,2CL on a slender chassis, and after him at the New York Auto Show in 2000, the luxury car appeared terrain the MDX, unified on a body with OLA Honda Odyssey.
One of the main novelties of separating the 2001 model year - a new compact sports sedan EL, designed to Civic VII generation platform. EL equipped with a completely new 1.7-liter engine with system VTEC capacity of 127 hp, to meet the latest requirements for ULEV exhaust clean. EL model sold only in Canada.
In 2002, Acura RSX replaced in the model range survivor model - Integra. RSX equipped with a 2.0-liter engine capacity of 200 hp (Version Type R) and 6-speed manual transmission.
In 2001 he held a slight restyling model CL (coupe) and TL (sedan). CL and TL models are created on the latest generation Accord platform.
One of the few genuine supercars of the rising sun - the NSX coupe, existing since 1991, modernized by 2003.
In 2004, we started selling Acura cars in Mexico.
Presented in the same year the 3rd generation luxury sedan Acura TL, a few months after the start of sales has gained a leading position in the sector of business-class sedans. In 2005, the model won the very prestigious automotive awards - "The most desired car."
In the years 2005 -2006 begins active implementation in the model range four-wheel drive versions equipped with a revolutionary system SH-AWD all-wheel drive. In 2005 it was introduced all-wheel drive Acura RL, and a year later there was a similar model based on the Acura RDX.
A significant event in the history of the company began to exit the Chinese market - one of the most promising and lucrative markets in the world.
In the nearest plans of the company - access to the Japanese market.