Acura was the first of the spinoff luxury brands from a Japanese automaker. Honda, which spun it off, did everything just right: Franchise laws prevented the opening of new Honda dealerships too close to existing ones. By creating a new nameplate (Acura), it was able to open more dealerships in the profitable urban areas, where Honda already had considerable strength, and to ignore the areas less likely to buy imports. The upscale positioning of Acura was good for Honda's entire image. In 1994, just over 1 million Acuras were sold, with the Acura Legend representing the majority.

Car models

Class Body style(s) 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Discontinued
Compact 2DR Coupe Integra 2001
4DR Sedan
Mid-size 2DR Coupe Acura Legend N/A Acura CL 2003
4DR Sedan N/A Acura Vigor N/A Acura TL 2014
Acura Legend Acura RL 2012
4DR Sport Utility N/A Acura SLX 1999
Large sports 2DR Coupe Acura NSX November 30, 2005
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