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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.
 
}} [[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==
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{| class="sortable wikitable"
===Compact===
 
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!Model
*[[Acura Integra]] (1990-2001)
 
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! class="unsortable" |Class
===Mid-size===
 
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! class="unsortable" |Body style
*[[Acura Vigor]] (1992-1994)
 
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!Model year run
*[[Acura Legend]] (1991-1995)
 
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|- align="center"
*[[Acura TL]] (1996-2003)
 
*[[Acura RL]] (1996-2004)
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|[[Acura Integra|Integra]]
 
|Compact
*[[Acura CL]] (1997-2003)
 
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|2DR Coupe<br />4DR Sedan
===Large sports===
 
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|1986-2001
*[[Acura NSX]] (1991-2005)
 
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|-
===Sport Utility===
 
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| style="text-align:center;"|[[Acura Vigor|Vigor]]
*[[Acura SLX]] (1996-1999)
 
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| style="text-align:center;"|Mid-size
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| style="text-align:center;"|4DR Sedan
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| style="text-align:center;"|1992-1994
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"|[[Acura Legend|Legend]]
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| style="text-align:center;"|Mid-size
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| style="text-align:center;"|2DR Coupe<br />4DR Sedan
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| style="text-align:center;"|1986-1995
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"|[[Acura TL|TL]]
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| style="text-align:center;"|Mid-size
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| style="text-align:center;"|4DR Sedan
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| style="text-align:center;"|1996-2003
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"|[[Acura RL|RL]]
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| style="text-align:center;"|Mid-size
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| style="text-align:center;"|4DR Sedan
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| style="text-align:center;"|1996-2004
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"|[[Acura CL|CL]]
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| style="text-align:center;"|Mid-size
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| style="text-align:center;"|2DR Coupe
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| style="text-align:center;"|1997-2003
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"|[[Acura NSX|NSX]]
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| style="text-align:center;"|Large sports
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| style="text-align:center;"|2DR Coupe
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| style="text-align:center;"|1991-2005
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|-
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| style="text-align:center;"|[[Acura SLX|SLX]]
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| style="text-align:center;"|Mid-size
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| style="text-align:center;"|4DR Sport Utility
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| style="text-align:center;"|1996-1999
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|}
 
[[Category:Japanese automotive companies]]
 
[[Category:Japanese automotive companies]]

Revision as of 12:23, 27 March 2017

 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

Model Class Body style Model year run
Integra Compact 2DR Coupe
4DR Sedan
1986-2001
Vigor Mid-size 4DR Sedan 1992-1994
Legend Mid-size 2DR Coupe
4DR Sedan
1986-1995
TL Mid-size 4DR Sedan 1996-2003
RL Mid-size 4DR Sedan 1996-2004
CL Mid-size 2DR Coupe 1997-2003
NSX Large sports 2DR Coupe 1991-2005
SLX Mid-size 4DR Sport Utility 1996-1999
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