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