In 1986 Acura entered the American market, becoming the first Japanese company to sell luxury-performance cars in the United States. Twenty-one years later, it is still offering high-quality high-performance vehicles at reasonable prices.
Acura's two decades (so far) have been packed with innovation, and it began with the Acura Legend. A year later, in 1987 the newly-introduced Legend Coupe was the first of its make to offer an air bag. Another year later, the sedan version became the best-selling luxury import car, and Acura the top luxury import line, in the US.
The trend of excellence and innovation continued through the 1990s which saw the introduction of the 3- and 5-door versions of the Integra, as well as the all-aluminum NSX. Later, Motor Trend would call the 1991 NSX sport coupe the "best sports car ever built."
Throughout the 1990's, Acura expanded its line, introducing the RL in 1996 and the TL in 1998. Two years later, the MDX - a mid-sized SUV - was added to the line, and it was hailed by both Car and Driver and Motor Trend as the SUV of the year. 2001 saw the Integra replaced by the new RSX sports coupe, and 2003 gave us the TSX and the updated, and bluetooth equipped, TL as well.
Acura continues to offer technological advances, including the first North American traffic system, and state of the art all-wheel drive systems. The RDX has merged the style of a sedan and the flexibility of an SUV into a model that some call a Crossover Utility Vehicle, though Acura refers to it as an Urban Adventure Vehicle. Whatever name is given to it, however, it is clear that for Acura, the adventure in luxurious, comfort-filled cars, is just beginning.