Acura RL

Sunday, June 5, 2011

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 Acura RL is the flagship car for North America luxury brand Acura — marketed in Japan as the Honda Legend and manufacturedin Saitama, Japan. The alpha call-sign "RL" is an abbreviation for "Refined Luxury."
In 1996, Acura introduced the Acura 3.5RL, replacing the Legend. Known internally as "KA9", Acura dropped the Legend name when market research showed that consumers knew Acura products by their model names, "Legend" and "Integra", and did not necessarily associate the names with the manufacturer, Acura.
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.
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