Trade mark «Acura» appeared in 1989 - prestigious models of Honda are manufactured and sold in the United States under this name. Specifications of Acura cars, as a rule, do not differ from the corresponding model parameters of Honda. Most of the models are produced directly in North America (a series of CL and TL) while some models - RL and NSX are not produced but imported to the USA from Japan because of low demand in America.
The main difference between models of the Acura brand cars and the similar models of Honda is a sporty shape and a higher level of standard equipment. In addition to that, Acura represents in the U.S. more prestigious models of TL and RL2, which Honda does not offer to Americans.
The brand mark made use of a stylized letter "A", reminiscent of metal tongs.