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Acura Celebrates 20 Years of Manufacturing in America

Posted by   on January 27th, 2015 No comments

2016 Acura ILX at Marysville, Ohio Auto Plant

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New 2016 Acura ILX Begins Production as Brand Marks 20th Anniversary Of Manufacturing in America

Jan 27, 2015 – MARYSVILLE, Ohio

  • Acura marks major milestone with U.S. sales of two-million North American-made Acura vehicles
  • ILX production begins today at Marysville, Ohio Auto Plant

The Acura brand today celebrated sales in the U.S. of the 2 millionth North American-made Acura vehicle, 20 years after Acura production began in the U.S., as the first new 2016 Acura ILX sports sedan rolled off the assembly line at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio. The redesigned and reengineered 2016 ILX delivers more performance, more advanced technology and more luxury refinement than ever before.

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2015 Acura TLX Wins Kiplinger’s Best Value Award as a New Model

Posted by   on January 22nd, 2015 No comments

2015 Acura TLX

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2015 Acura TLX Earns Best Value Award in Luxury Category from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Jan 22, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The all-new 2015 Acura TLX has been recognized by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance with a ‘Best Value Award’ from the business and financial organization for 2015. The TLX has been named ‘Best New/Redesigned Car’ in the $40,000-$50,000 category.

Kiplinger’s Best Value Awards are the result of a comprehensive review of hundreds of vehicles that reveal the best values among the newest models. The award winners are selected based on a number of qualifications including price, performance, value, safety, roominess and driving impressions. Photos and information on the 2015 TLX and the other winning cars can be viewed at http://www.kiplinger.com/links/cars.

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2016 Acura RDX to Debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Posted by   on January 21st, 2015 No comments

2016 Acura RDX

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Hot Winter Wind: 2016 Acura RDX to Bow at 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Quick, luxurious, fun and practical new RDX to bring even stronger package to red-hot segment

– TORRANCE, Calif.

Coming off a record sales year as one of the best-selling SUVs in its segment, Acura’s RDX is set to move its already lofty bar even higher when the new 2016 model bows at the Chicago Auto Show on February 12. The new RDX sports a long list of styling and performance improvements plus desirable new luxury and safety features designed to further solidify its leadership in the compact luxury SUV segment.

The 2016 RDX artfully blends numerous fresh exterior and interior design elements to further enrich its sport and luxury qualities, all with a cohesiveness that speaks to its new capabilities. Already one of the quickest and most fuel-efficient V6-powered entry-luxury SUVs, the 2016 RDX takes the position a step further, adding important improvements to performance, dynamics, comfort and NVH.

Don’t miss the debut of the newest Acura RDX at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. CST in the Acura booth.

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Next Generation Acura NSX Unveiled

Posted by   on January 12th, 2015 No comments

2016 Acura NSX

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Rebirth of an Icon: Next Generation Acura NSX Unveiled

Acura takes the wraps off its highly anticipated next-generation NSX supercar, designed to deliver a groundbreaking “New Sports eXperience”

Jan 12, 2015 - DETROIT

Twenty-five years after the debut of the original, paradigm-shifting NSX supercar, Acura revealed the production version of its highly anticipated successor—the next-generation Acura NSX, developed and produced in the U.S.—to the world’s auto media at the 2015 North American International Auto Show today. The production model, in a scintillating NSX Red finish, took the stage with a growl from its twin-turbocharged engine.

The next generation NSX showcases the production styling, design and specifications of Acura’s mid-engine sports hybrid supercar, and Acura announced key details of the all-new vehicle’s design and performance. The company will begin accepting custom orders for the new NSX starting in the summer, with customer deliveries expected later in the year.

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A Peek at the New NSX with Acura Designer Michelle Christensen

Posted by   on January 11th, 2015 1 comment

Acura NSX Designer Michelle Christensen Acura NSX Designer Michelle Christensen

In an article featuring NSX exterior designer Michelle Christensen, LA Times has posted an early glimpse of the production NSX. The two carefully composed photos reveal some new exterior features without giving away too much ahead of the official NSX debut tomorrow at the North American International Auto Show.

Read up on Acura’s first female exterior designer Michelle Christensen at latimes.com - For new NSX, Acura’s designing woman.

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Acura USA December 2014 Sales Results

Posted by   on January 5th, 2015 No comments

Acura Advance

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Honda Division Breaks Annual Auto Sales Record as Honda and Acura Brands Set Numerous New Sales Marks

Jan 5, 2015

  • Honda Division sets new annual record with total sales of 1,373,029 vehicles
  • American Honda sets new light truck sales mark for calendar year and December
  • Acura Division has best annual sales since 2007, with best-ever month & year for trucks

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported record Honda Division sales of 1,373,029 vehicles for 2014 as overall vehicle sales reached 1,540,872 units, the second-best result in company history and an increase of 1.0 percent for the year. AHM light truck sales reached new monthly and annual records with December sales of 67,479 units, an increase of 6.2 percent, and total 2014 sales of 702,351 vehicles, up 1.5 percent. Acura Division sales also gained strongly in December, posting a 13.1 percent gain on sales of 17,809 vehicles, helping push the division to its third best year since 2007.

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The Acura Division reported total vehicle sales of 167,843 units in 2014, up 1.5 percent — the brand’s best year since 2007 – and third consecutive year of increased sales.  Acura finished the year strongly with 17,809 new cars and truck sold in December for a total gain of 13.1 percent month-over-month.

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Acura NSX Production Model to Debut at NAIAS 2015

Posted by   on December 17th, 2014 No comments

2016 Acura NSX

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Acura NSX Production Model to Make World Debut at 2015 North American International Auto Show

Dec 17, 2014 - TORRANCE, Calif.

The production version of the highly anticipated Acura NSX supercar, successor to the legendary original NSX, will make its world debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 12, 2015. The model will reflect the production design and specifications of the mid-engine Acura supercar that is slated to launch in 2015. To celebrate the impending debut of NSX, Acura released a 30-second teaser video that gives an early glimpse of the production car and the sound of its three-motor, twin-turbocharged Sport Hybrid power unit. View the video on Acura’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/Acura.

“The next-generation NSX will deliver a ‘new sports experience’ true to its heritage and to the supercar concept that originally gave rise to the name NSX,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “The NSX will serve as the ultimate expression of Acura performance that is fueling a reenergized brand.”

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Acura TLX GT Program Expands For 2015

Posted by   on December 11th, 2014 No comments

Acura TLX GT

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Dec 11, 2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • Second RealTime Racing Acura to be driven by Ryan Eversley
  • Touring Car winner moves up to Pirelli World Challenge
  • Joins Peter Cunningham in expanded Acura Motorsports effort

Acura Motorsports announced today that Ryan Eversley, a frequent Touring Car race winner and championship contender, will join RealTime Racing and veteran team owner/driver Peter Cunningham for an expanded two-car Acura TLX GT effort in the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge.

“To say I’m excited to be joining Acura Motorsports RealTime Racing and the TLX program is a massive understatement!” Eversley said. “It’s every driver’s dream to be associated with a manufacturer, and since I’ve worked alongside Honda Performance Development for the last five years, I feel like it’s a natural progression in our relationship. We have a huge undertaking ahead of us, but after testing a few weeks ago, I can’t think of a better team to handle the challenge. I’m extremely grateful to HPD for all they’ve done for me, and look forward to more success with them.”

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