\Acura brand history begins in 1986 in California. During this period, the company is called American Honda Motor Co. Only in 1989 did the name Acura appear. At this time, the company introduced Honda cars. This brand was created with the aim of separating a number of cars belonging to the executive and sports classes.
The very first model was a car that is an analog of the Honda Legend. Various types of bodies of this model were on sale. Since 1990, the company has been producing a model having an engine of 3 liters, 255 hp. with a maximum speed of 260 km / h. In addition, the car had a suspension of the rear and front axle of a double type. At the same time, the release of the NSX model, having the same engine and 274 hp. with a maximum speed of 270 km / h.
The year 995 was marked by the release of the NSX-T. This is a convertible designed for two people. In 1997, the Acura NSX came out with a 3.2-liter engine and 280 horsepower. In 2003, power parameters of up to 293 horsepower were changed for this model.
Model Acura Integra was released in 1991. It was a two-door coupe. The parameters of the machine were represented by an engine of 1.8 liters, 172 hp. and a top speed of 214 km / h. At the same time, a sedan appears.
In 1993, the Acura Integra coupe appeared. A 1.8 liter engine, 144 hp was installed on it, this machine had the ability to reach speeds of up to 200 km / h. The Type-R follower got the opportunity to reach speeds of up to 234 km / h. All Integra models had a single type of suspension. The car had disc brakes on all 4 wheels. The motor was mounted transversely in front.
The Acura EL brand appears in 1995. She had 4 cylinders and 16 valves, an engine displacement of 1.6 liters, 107 horsepower. Acura EL could reach speeds of up to 175 km / h. In 2001, the model was finalized and received an engine of 1.7 liters and a power of 127 hp.
In 1996, the company launched the first SUV - the SLX. The first version of the car had an engine of 3.2 liters and a power of 177 hp, the second option had an engine capacity of 3.5 liters and a power of 218 hp Interestingly, the release of this model ended in 1999.
Two new CL and RL models hit the market in 1996. CL had an engine of 3 liters and 203 hp. Fuel consumption was 10 liters per 100 km, and a top speed of 219 km / h. The RL model had 208 hp. and an engine of 3.5 liters, consumed 11 liters per 100 km at a speed of 210 km / h. Further, the model was gradually improved to 228 hp, and after she received an engine of 304 hp The CL model was modified in 1998 in two versions. The first is a car with an engine of 2.3 liters and a power of 152 hp, the second is an engine of 3.2 liters and a power of 228 hp The production of this model was completed in 2003.
Acura TL appeared in 1998. It was a sedan with an engine of five cylinders, a volume of 2.5 liters with a power of 176 hp. The suspension was completely independent. The maximum speed was 210 km / h. Soon this model was finalized: a 3.2-liter engine and a power of 203 hp appeared, and the speed was 217 km / h. Further, the power of the car increased to 228 hp, which made it possible to reach speeds of up to 225 km / h.
The Acura MDX was introduced in 2000. It was an SUV with a capacity of 228 hp, an engine of 3.5 liters. The car had disc brakes and a spring suspension. The car consumed 12 liters of fuel per 100 km at a speed of 180 km / h. In 2001, the model received a power of 243 hp, and after that the power increased to 263 hp Also in 2006 there were changes: the model received a more modern engine with a capacity of 253 hp. Further, the company produced this model with an engine of 3.7 liters, which include the MDX 3.7AT, with a capacity of 300 hp. Model MDX 3.7AT consumed 13 liters per 10 km at a maximum speed of 195 km / h.
The Acura TL - Type-S was distinguished by its sports type, having a 263 hp engine. She appeared in 2002. A year later, this machine was improved, getting a more elegant design. The parameters of this model consisted of an engine of 3.2 liters and a power of 273 hp. At this change the model did not end. Already in 2006, she received a power of 294 hp. and an engine of 3.5 liters.
In 2002, the Acura RSX model appeared, which replaced the Acura Integra with its appearance. The car had a coupe body, an engine with 4 valves per cylinder, a volume of 2 liters and a capacity of 162 liters. from. The maximum speed was 200 km / h. This model consumed 8.5 liters per 100 km. At the same time, the company releases the RSX Type-S, which had 203 hp. In 2005, the model was changed - the car received an engine of 210 hp. In 2003, the release of Acura TSX begins. This is a front-wheel drive car with a capacity of 203 hp. and an engine of 2.4 liters.
2004 for the manufacturer was marked by the start of sales in Mexico. At this time, the production of Acura CSX, which has 4 cylinders, begins with a capacity of 157 hp. and an engine displacement of 2 liters. This model had a front drive type and a five-speed gearbox.
Since 2005, the company has been defining a new direction in its activity, which consists in the modernization of all models that were produced earlier. At the same time, the developers used the all-wheel drive SH-AWD system. The Acura RL car received a special 4x4 formula. In addition, the company introduced the Acura RDX with 4 cylinders, with a capacity of 240 hp. and an engine capacity of 2.3 liters. In addition, the car received a five-speed gearbox and the possibility of developing a maximum speed of up to 209 km / h. For every 100 km, the car consumed up to 12.4 liters of fuel.
Today, Acura is more focused on the North American market in the manufacture of its products. But at the same time, the company considers the expansion of the market for products sold as priority directions. This goal is in the immediate plans of the car manufacturer Acura.