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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.
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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.
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==Car models==
 
==Car models==
===1986-1995===
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;" width="100%"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;" width="100%"
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!Name
!1986
 
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!Model years
!1987
 
  +
!Type
!1988
 
!1989
 
!1990
 
![[1991]]
 
![[1992]]
 
![[1993]]
 
![[1994]]
 
![[1995]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan=8|[[Acura Integra]] RS 2DR Hatchback
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|[[Acura Integra]]
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|1986-2001
| colspan=2|Acura Integra RS 2DR Coupe
 
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|[[Hatchback]], [[coupe]], [[sedan]]
 
|-
 
|-
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|[[Acura Legend]]
| colspan=4|Acura Integra RS 4DR Hatchback
 
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|1986-1995
| colspan=6|Acura Integra RS 4DR Sedan
 
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|[[Coupe]], [[sedan]]
 
|-
 
|-
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|[[Acura NSX]]
| colspan=8|Acura Integra LS 2DR Hatchback
 
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|1991-2005
| colspan=2|Acura Integra LS 2DR Coupe
 
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|[[Coupe]]
 
|-
 
|-
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|[[Acura Vigor]]
| colspan=4|Acura Integra LS 4DR Hatchback
 
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|1992-1994
| colspan=6|Acura Integra LS 4DR Sedan
 
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|[[Sedan]]
 
|-
 
|-
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|[[Acura TL]]
| colspan=9|N/A
 
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|1996-2003
|Acura Integra SE 2DR Coupe
 
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|[[Sedan]]
 
|-
 
|-
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|[[Acura SLX]]
| colspan=9|N/A
 
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|1996-1999
|Acura Integra SE 4DR Sedan
 
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|[[Sport Utility]]
 
|-
 
|-
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|[[Acura RL]]
|N/A
 
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|1996-2004
| colspan=2|Acura Integra LS Special 2DR Hatchback
 
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|[[Sedan]]
|N/A
 
| colspan=4|Acura Integra GS 2DR Hatchback
 
| colspan=2|Acura Integra GS-R 2DR Coupe
 
 
|-
 
|-
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|[[Acura CL]]
| colspan=4|N/A
 
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|1997-1999
| colspan=4|Acura Integra GS 4DR Sedan
 
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|[[Coupe]]
| colspan=2|Acura Integra GS-R 4DR Sedan
 
|-
 
| colspan=6|N/A
 
| colspan=2|Acura Integra GS-R 2DR Hatchback
 
| colspan=2|N/A
 
|-
 
| colspan=6|N/A
 
| colspan=3|[[Acura Vigor]] LS 4DR Sedan
 
|N/A
 
|-
 
| colspan=6|N/A
 
| colspan=3|Acura Vigor GS 4DR Sedan
 
|N/A
 
|-
 
| colspan=8|[[Acura Legend]] 4DR Sedan
 
| colspan=2|N/A
 
|-
 
|N/A
 
| colspan=4|Acura Legend 2DR Coupe
 
| colspan=5|N/A
 
|-
 
|N/A
 
| colspan=9|Acura Legend L 4DR Sedan
 
|-
 
|N/A
 
| colspan=9|Acura Legend L 2DR Coupe
 
|-
 
| colspan=9|N/A
 
|Acura Legend SE 4DR Sedan
 
|-
 
| colspan=2|N/A
 
| colspan=8|Acura Legend LS 4DR Sedan
 
|-
 
|N/A
 
| colspan=9|Acura Legend LS 2DR Coupe
 
|-
 
| colspan=8|N/A
 
| colspan=2|Acura Legend GS 4DR Sedan
 
|-
 
| colspan=5|N/A
 
| colspan=5|[[Acura NSX]] 2DR Coupe
 
|-
 
| colspan=9|N/A
 
|Acura NSX-T 2DR Coupe
 
 
|}
 
|}
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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.
===1995-2004===
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;" width="100%"
 
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==Production totals==
!1995
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;"
![[1996]]
 
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!Model year
![[1997]]
 
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!NSX
![[1998]]
 
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|- align="center"
![[1999]]
 
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|1991
!2000
 
  +
|3,133
!2001
 
!2002
 
!2003
 
!2004
 
 
|-
 
|-
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|1992
| colspan=4|Acura Integra RS 2DR Coupe
 
  +
|1,271
| colspan=6|N/A
 
 
|-
 
|-
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|1993
| colspan=2|Acura Integra RS 4DR Sedan
 
  +
|608
| colspan=8|N/A
 
 
|-
 
|-
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|1994
| colspan=7|Acura Integra LS 2DR Coupe
 
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|512
| colspan=3|Acura RSX 2DR Coupe
 
 
|-
 
|-
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|1995
| colspan=7|Acura Integra LS 4DR Sedan
 
  +
|780
| colspan=3|N/A
 
 
|-
 
|-
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|1996
| colspan=2|Acura Integra SE 2DR Coupe
 
  +
|505
| colspan=5|Acura Integra GS 2DR Coupe
 
| colspan=3|N/A
 
 
|-
 
|-
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|1997
| colspan=2|Acura Integra SE 4DR Sedan
 
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|338
| colspan=5|Acura Integra GS 4DR Sedan
 
| colspan=3|N/A
 
 
|-
 
|-
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|1998
| colspan=7|Acura Integra GS-R 2DR Coupe
 
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|245
| colspan=3|Acura RSX Type-S 2DR Coupe
 
|-
 
| colspan=7|Acura Integra GS-R 4DR Sedan
 
| colspan=2|N/A
 
|Acura TSX 4DR Sedan
 
|-
 
|N/A (successor of 1994 Acura Vigor)
 
| colspan=3|[[Acura TL]] 2.5L 4DR Sedan
 
| colspan=6|N/A
 
|-
 
| colspan=2|N/A
 
|[[Acura CL]] 2.2L 2DR Coupe
 
| colspan=2|[[Acura CL]] 2.3L 2DR Coupe
 
| colspan=5|N/A
 
|-
 
|Acura Legend L 4DR Sedan
 
| colspan=8|Acura TL 3.2L 4DR Sedan
 
|N/A
 
|-
 
|Acura Legend L 2DR Coupe
 
|N/A
 
| colspan=3|Acura CL 3.0L 2DR Coupe
 
|N/A
 
| colspan=3|Acura CL 3.2L 2DR Coupe
 
|N/A
 
|-
 
|Acura Legend LS 4DR Sedan
 
| colspan=9|Acura RL (3.5L) 4DR Sedan
 
|-
 
|Acura Legend LS 2DR Coupe
 
| colspan=9|N/A
 
|-
 
| colspan=7|N/A
 
| colspan=2|Acura TL Type-S 4DR Sedan
 
|Acura TL 4DR Sedan
 
|-
 
|Acura Legend SE 4DR Sedan
 
| colspan=2|N/A
 
|Acura RL Special Edition 4DR Sedan
 
| colspan=6|N/A
 
|-
 
|Acura Legend GS 4DR Sedan
 
| colspan=6|N/A
 
|-
 
| colspan=7|Acura NSX 2DR Coupe
 
| colspan=3|N/A
 
|-
 
| colspan=7|Acura NSX-T 2DR Coupe
 
| colspan=3|Acura NSX 2DR Coupe
 
|-
 
|N/A
 
| colspan=4|[[Acura SLX]] 4DR 4WD Sport Utility
 
|N/A
 
| colspan=4|Acura MDX 4DR 4WD Sport Utility
 
 
|}
 
|}
 
 
==Sales==
 
==Sales==
{| class="wikitable"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;"
 
!Calendar year
 
!Calendar year
 
!Integra
 
!Integra
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!RL
 
!RL
 
!CL
 
!CL
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|-
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|1990
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|83,599
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|53,666
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|1,119
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|N/A
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|N/A
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|N/A
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|N/A
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|N/A
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|1991
 
|1991

Latest revision as of 13:38, 11 February 2020

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[edit | edit source]

Name Model years Type
Acura Integra 1986-2001 Hatchback, coupe, sedan
Acura Legend 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 hatchbacks, coupes or sedans, before the first SUV was introduced as a 1996 model.

Production totals[edit | edit source]

Model year NSX
1991 3,133
1992 1,271
1993 608
1994 512
1995 780
1996 505
1997 338
1998 245

Sales[edit | edit source]

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
1991 64,755 65,689 1,940 11,324 N/A N/A N/A N/A
1992 55,174 49,926 1,154 13,846 N/A N/A N/A N/A
1993 58,757 38,866 652 10,016 N/A N/A N/A N/A
1994 67,426 35,709 533 8,469 N/A N/A N/A N/A
1995 61,316 18,259 884 253 16,539 200 N/A N/A
1996 46,966 629 460 0 24,700 2,565 15,848 16,740
1997 38,331 4 415 0 23,151 1,299 16,004 28,939
1998 34,904 0 303 0 31,883 1,634 15,024 26,644
1999 26,184 0 238 0 56,566 694 13,366 20,968

The last 198 units of the 1999 SLX were sold in 2000.

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