Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Honda Integra, Acura RL, Acura TL, Acura TSX, Acura MDX, Acura Legend, Honda Integra DC5, Acura RDX, Acura CL, Acura CSX, Acura ARX-01, Acura Vigor, Acura EL, Acura ZDX, Acura ARX-02a, Acura SLX. Excerpt: The Acura RL is the flagship car for North America luxury brand Acura - marketed in Japan as the Honda Legend and manufactured in Saitama, Japan. The alpha call-sign qRLq is an abbreviation for qRefined Luxury.q The first-generation Acura RL was a similarly rebadged version of the third-generation Honda Legend, and was first introduced into the North American market in 1996 to replace the second-generation Acura Legend. Previous to the 1996 introduction of the first generation Acura RL was the second-generation Acura Legend (1991-1995), equivalent to the second-generation Honda Legend, which in turn was preceded by the first-generation Acura Legend (1986-1990), equivalent to the first-generation Honda Legend. The current second-generation Acura RL is a rebadged version of the fourth-generation Honda Legend and was introduced into the North American market in September 2004 as a 2005 model. This iteration of the RL received an extensive mid-generational facelift for the 2009 model year. In 1996, Acura introduced the Acura 3.5RL, replacing the Legend. Known internally as qKA9, q Acura dropped the Legend name when market research showed that consumers knew Acura products by their model names, qLegendq and qIntegra, q and did not necessarily associate the names with the manufacturer, Acura. The 3.5RL's longitudinally mounted V6 engine had its center-line mounted in-line with the car's axis, and not transversely (i.e., 90 degrees offset from the vehicle axis) like most other front-wheel drive cars. This longitudinal placement allowed for a smaller turning radius and easy in-town maneuverability, as well as 56/44 front/rea...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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