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{{Manufacturer
 
|title=Acura
 
|image=[[File:ACURA.jpg]]
 
|type=Division of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
 
|foundeddate=March 1986
 
|defunctdate=
 
|country=Japan
 
|areasserved=Japan<br>United States<br>Canada<br>Hong Kong (1991-present)
 
|products=Luxury cars
 
}}[[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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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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==
 
==Car models==
  +
*[[Acura CL]]
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;" width="100%"
 
  +
*[[Acura Integra]]
!Name
 
  +
*[[Acura Legend]]
!Model years
 
  +
*[[Acura NSX]]
!Type
 
  +
*[[Acura RL]]
|-
 
|[[Acura Integra]]
+
*[[Acura SLX]]
  +
*[[Acura TL]]
|1986-2001
 
  +
*[[Acura Vigor]]
|[[Hatchback]], [[coupe]], [[sedan]]
 
  +
==Shipping prices==
|-
 
  +
*'''$420 '''(1995 models, except the NSX)
|[[Acura Legend]]
 
  +
*'''$725 '''(1995 Acura NSXs)
|1986-1995
 
|[[Coupe]], [[sedan]]
 
|-
 
|[[Acura NSX]]
 
|1991-2005
 
|[[Coupe]]
 
|-
 
|[[Acura Vigor]]
 
|1992-1994
 
|[[Sedan]]
 
|-
 
|[[Acura TL]]
 
|1996-2003
 
|[[Sedan]]
 
|-
 
|[[Acura SLX]]
 
|1996-1999
 
|[[Sport Utility]]
 
|-
 
|[[Acura RL]]
 
|1996-2004
 
|[[Sedan]]
 
|-
 
|[[Acura CL]]
 
|1997-1999
 
|[[Coupe]]
 
|}
 
From the 1986–1995 model years, all Acura vehicles were either [[hatchback]]s, [[coupe]]s or [[sedan]]s, before the first [[Sport Utility|SUV]] was introduced as a 1996 model.
 
 
==Production totals==
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;"
 
!Model year
 
!NSX
 
|- align="center"
 
|1991
 
|3,133
 
|-
 
|1992
 
|1,271
 
|-
 
|1993
 
|608
 
|-
 
|1994
 
|512
 
|-
 
|1995
 
|780
 
|-
 
|1996
 
|505
 
|-
 
|1997
 
|338
 
|-
 
|1998
 
|245
 
|}
 
==Sales==
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;"
 
!Calendar year
 
!Integra
 
!Legend
 
!NSX
 
!Vigor
 
!TL
 
!SLX
 
!RL
 
!CL
 
|-
 
|1990
 
|83,599
 
|53,666
 
|1,119
 
|N/A
 
|N/A
 
|N/A
 
|N/A
 
|N/A
 
|- align="center"
 
|1991
 
|64,755
 
|65,689
 
|1,940
 
|11,324
 
|N/A
 
|N/A
 
|N/A
 
|N/A
 
|-
 
| style="text-align:center;"|1992
 
| style="text-align:center;"|55,174
 
| style="text-align:center;"|49,926
 
| style="text-align:center;"|1,154
 
| style="text-align:center;"|13,846
 
| style="text-align:center;"|N/A
 
| style="text-align:center;"|N/A
 
| style="text-align:center;"|N/A
 
| style="text-align:center;"|N/A
 
|-
 
| style="text-align:center;"|1993
 
| style="text-align:center;"|58,757
 
| style="text-align:center;"|38,866
 
| style="text-align:center;"|652
 
| style="text-align:center;"|10,016
 
| style="text-align:center;"|N/A
 
| style="text-align:center;"|N/A
 
| style="text-align:center;"|N/A
 
| style="text-align:center;"|N/A
 
|-
 
| style="text-align:center;"|1994
 
| style="text-align:center;"|67,426
 
| style="text-align:center;"|35,709
 
| style="text-align:center;"|533
 
| style="text-align:center;"|8,469
 
| style="text-align:center;"|N/A
 
| style="text-align:center;"|N/A
 
| style="text-align:center;"|N/A
 
| style="text-align:center;"|N/A
 
|-
 
| style="text-align:center;"|1995
 
| style="text-align:center;"|61,316
 
| style="text-align:center;"|18,259
 
| style="text-align:center;"|884
 
| style="text-align:center;"|253
 
| style="text-align:center;"|16,539
 
| style="text-align:center;"|200
 
| style="text-align:center;"|N/A
 
| style="text-align:center;"|N/A
 
|-
 
| style="text-align:center;"|1996
 
| style="text-align:center;"|46,966
 
| style="text-align:center;"|629
 
| style="text-align:center;"|460
 
| style="text-align:center;"|0
 
| style="text-align:center;"|24,700
 
| style="text-align:center;"|2,565
 
| style="text-align:center;"|15,848
 
| style="text-align:center;"|16,740
 
|-
 
| style="text-align:center;"|1997
 
| style="text-align:center;"|38,331
 
| style="text-align:center;"|4
 
| style="text-align:center;"|415
 
| style="text-align:center;"|0
 
| style="text-align:center;"|23,151
 
| style="text-align:center;"|1,299
 
| style="text-align:center;"|16,004
 
| style="text-align:center;"|28,939
 
|-
 
| style="text-align:center;"|1998
 
| style="text-align:center;"|34,904
 
| style="text-align:center;"|0
 
| style="text-align:center;"|303
 
| style="text-align:center;"|0
 
| style="text-align:center;"|31,883
 
| style="text-align:center;"|1,634
 
| style="text-align:center;"|15,024
 
| style="text-align:center;"|26,644
 
|-
 
| style="text-align:center;"|1999
 
| style="text-align:center;"|26,184
 
| style="text-align:center;"|0
 
| style="text-align:center;"|238
 
| style="text-align:center;"|0
 
| style="text-align:center;"|56,566
 
| style="text-align:center;"|694
 
| style="text-align:center;"|13,366
 
| style="text-align:center;"|20,968
 
|}
 
The last 198 units of the 1999 SLX were sold in 2000.
 
[[Category:Japanese automotive companies]]
 

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