Acura News

  • Acura celebrates its 30th birthday

    Acura is hoping its buyer base will identify well with turning 30. The luxury arm of Honda was the first of several premium brands to come out of Japan when it launched in 1986. Although Acura hasn't enjoyed the long-running success of Lexus, the division has staked out a claim for itself as a tech and performance-oriented choice. READ: Porsche 960 mid-engine supercar back in the spotlight Acura's new ad, titled 30 Years Young, features the brand's new voice: Michael B. Jordan (he was also in Acura's Super Bowl 50 spot). The actor has appeared in a number of Hollywood films but is perhaps...

  • 2016 Acura CDX (Chinese spec)
    Acura CDX compact crossover debuts at 2016 Beijing auto show

    It was roughly three years ago that Acura previewed a new compact crossover with its SUV-X concept car. Today at the 2016 Beijing auto show we were graced with the unveiling of the production version, the CDX. The CDX is the first Acura manufactured in China and may at some point be exported to...

  • 2017 Acura NSX production at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio
    Acura reveals NSX production secrets

    Acura’s new NSX finally enters production this month, and ahead of the first customer examples rolling off the line the Japanese brand has dropped a few production secrets. Production is taking place at a dedicated facility known as the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC). The facility is...

  • 2017 Acura MDX, 2016 New York Auto Show
    2017 Acura MDX preview

    The Acura MDX is a luxurious family hauler that offers great space and willing performance. While fuel economy has been decent for a large crossover SUV, it hasn't been thrifty. That's about to change, and it doesn't come at the cost of performance. At the New York International Auto Show, Acura...

  • 2017 Acura MDX, 2016 New York Auto Show
    2017 Acura MDX debuts with new look, NSX-derived hybrid system: Live photos and video

    Acura’s popular MDX has gained a new look inside and out for 2017, but the big news is what you can't see: a newly optional hybrid powertrain related to the setup used in the brand’s NSX supercar. Acura bills the vehicle the MDX Sport Hybrid, an obvious nod to its NSX cousin. The...

  • 2017 Acura NSX GT3 race car, 2016 New York Auto Show
    2017 Acura NSX GT3 races into New York: Live photos and video

    Sharing the stage with an updated MDX at this week’s 2016 New York Auto Show is a new dedicated racing version of the NSX supercar. While the new NSX has been racing in Japan’s Super GT touring car series for a couple of years now, the race car unveiled in New York has been developed...

  • 2017 Acura NSX production at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio

    You may have heard a thing or two about the revived Acura NSX for, oh, the past four years. Well, now it seems that Acura is ready to begin production of the 2017 NSX and really actually finally put it up for sale. It's been a long time coming, so you'll have to pardon our jokes. Still, it's quite hilarious that Acura put out a press release announcing plans for the start of serial production of the car. We think we speak for those who love all things automotive: Just build the sweet thing already! DON'T MISS: Why the Bugatti Chiron looks the way it does Build it, make the production...

  • 2017 Acura NSX
    2017 Acura NSX first drive review

    Halo cars aren't designed to be best sellers. They're vital vanity projects--succinct statements of all a car company wants to be, and what it can do. They can be culture-shifters. Witness the Audi R8, the BMW i8. When it made its debut 25 years ago, the Acura NSX was the brand's first halo car. It...

  • 2017 Acura NSX at Jay Leno's garage
    Jay Leno takes a spin in the 2017 Acura NSX: Video

    The 2017 Acura NSX has just gone on sale and naturally Jay Leno is one of the first people outside of Acura to drive it. On the latest episode of his web series Jay Leno’s Garage, the comedian and television host learns the ins and outs of the 573-horsepower hybrid supercar from its designer...

  • 2017 Acura NSX online configurator
    Acura NSX Order Book Opens, Configurator Launched

    Starting from today you can place an order for the all-new Acura NSX. To coincide with the sales launch, Acura has also launched a configurator at the web address nsx.acura.com which lets you build your ideal version. As previously reported, the new NSX arrives as a 2017 model and starts at...

  • Teaser for 2017 Acura MDX debuting at 2016 New York Auto Show
    2017 Acura MDX Getting Aggressive Look, 2016 New York Auto Show Debut

    The Acura MDX is a competent, mid-size luxury SUV with plenty of technology, impressive levels of refinement and a reasonable price tag. What generations of the MDX have tended to lack is dynamic styling to let them stand out from the crowd. That should change with the arrival of the 2017 model...

  • 2017 Acura NSX at Barrett-Jackson auction
    First 2017 Acura NSX sells for $1.2 million at charity auction

    It’s been a heck of a long wait for Acura’s second-generation NSX supercar but we’re now just a few weeks out from the order books opening up. If you were hoping to get your hands on the very first customer example, though, you’re out of luck as the rights to the car have...

  • Scene from ‘What He Said’ Super Bowl 50 spot starring the 2017 Acura NSX

    If we said there was a connection between the Acura NSX and Van Halen, we bet you’d be hard pressed to guess it. Perhaps Sammy Hagar’s a fan? We’re not sure on that front, but what we do know is that the Van Halen classic Runnin' with the Devil features in an ad starring the all-new 2017 Acura NSX. Acura has previewed the ad which is set to run during the first quarter of Super Bowl 50, taking place February 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The 30-second ad, titled What He Said, is the start of a new campaign out to promote Acura’s Precision Crafted...

  • Acura Precison Crafted Performance Campaign
    Acura Rolls Out 'Precision Crafted Performance' Ad Campaign, Including Super Bowl Spot

    Acura has a new mantra. It's known as Precision Crafted Performance and the company views it not only as its new marketing tagline but also the brand's core promise. Actually, this tagline isn't new. Acura used Precision Crafted Automobiles in its advertising when the company launched 30 years ago...

  • Acura Precision Concept, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
    8 questions with Acura Precision concept designer Michelle Christensen

    One of the highlights of the 2016 Detroit Auto Show was the Acura Precision Concept. A design study for future Acura sedans, the car debuts the company's new Precision Crafted Performance mantra and points to a more adventurous and stylish future for Honda's upscale brand. The car's aggressive...

  • Acura Precision Concept, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
    Acura Examines Stylish Future With Precision Concept: Live Photos And Video

    How often can you say that Acura wowed the crowd with its styling? Sure, the 2017 NSX is a looker, but it's a supercar and we've seen it for so long now that it no longer inspires passion. At this week's Detroit Auto Show, Acura unveiled the Precision concept as an expression of the brand's DNA of...

  • 2017 Acura NSX
    2017 Acura NSX Priced From $157,800, Neither Seinfeld Nor Leno Will Get First One

    Acura today announced that the 2017 NSX will start at $157,800, including an $1,800 destination charge, and cost as much as $207,500 when fully loaded. Honda's upscale brand also revealed more information about the 573-horsepower hybrid supercar's launch plans, and neither Jerry Seinfeld nor Jay...

  • Teaser for Acura Precision concept debuting at 2016 Detroit Auto Show
    Acura To Preview New Design Direction With Precision Concept At 2016 Detroit Auto Show

    Acura today provided a glimpse of what it will unveil at 2016 Detroit Auto Show on January 12. It's called the Precision concept, and it's a peek into the future of Acura design, especially that of the brand’s next-generation sedans. READ: 2017 Acura NSX Priced From $157,800, Neither Seinfeld...

  • 2017 Acura NSX

    Acura will have a spot during the first quarter of Super Bowl 50 that will highlight the automaker’s North American presence. No other details on the spot were revealed but it’s likely the new NSX supercar will feature prominently in it. ALSO SEE: Watch All Five Of FCA’s Star Wars-Themed Ads: Video The NSX is due to enter production next spring so a spot reminding Americans of the car, plus the fact that production will be taking place in Ohio, will be a smart move for the brand. The NSX is also a likely bet as Acura doesn’t have any other new products in the pipeline...

  • Honda 10-speed transmission, Honda R&D Center, October 2015
    Technology Preview: We Drive Honda's 10-Speed Automatic Transmission

    It wasn't too long ago that a six-speed automatic transmission was state of the art. Then we got seven-speed, eight-speed, and nine-speed units. One of the nine-speeds, designed by noted transmission manufacturer ZF, has given multi-speed transmissions a bad reputation. Paired with four-cylinder...

  • Galpin Auto Sports 2016 Acura ILX & Ludacris Legend
    Acura Restores The Ludacris Legend: Video

    Chris Bridges is better known to the world as Ludacris. His albums have gone multi-platinum, he's a Grammy winner, and he's also an actor—most famously as Tej Parker in the Fast and the Furious movies. Additionally, he's a fan of Acura. More specifically, he's in love with his own 1993 Acura...

  • Honda NSX, Honda R&D Center, Oct. 20155
    Quick Spin: We Drive The 2017 Acura NSX, Ever So Briefly

    The second-generation Acura NSX isn't due to be released until next spring, but Acura is giving early rides to some media outlets. Last week, Acura had a preview test drive at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and this past week I had the chance to get a few minutes behind the wheel on the high-speed oval...

  • 2017 Acura NSX
    2017 Acura NSX Coming With 573 HP, 0-60 MPH Time Of 3.0 Seconds

    Acura has come out with some bold numbers for its second-generation NSX, but before you rush out to your local dealer recall that the hybrid supercar won’t be available in showrooms for some time as production only starts next spring. Nevertheless, fans have a lot to look forward to. Although...

  • Custom Acura for Ludacris
    Acura Bringing Ludacris' 1993 Legend And Custom ILX To SEMA 2015

    Many an enthusiast has graduated to bigger and better cars, only to long for their old high school or college ride. But count rapper and Fast and Furious star Ludacris as one of the few who managed to hold on to his cherished classic. CHECK OUT: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Director...

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