Honda Motor Company, Inc. manufactures Acura cars. In 1986, Honda was the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to introduce a luxury line of cars, the Acura line, in the United States and Canada.
Acura was one of the best-selling luxury brands in the United States following its introduction, with sales tapering off in the mid- to late-1990s and rebounding in the early 2000s with the introduction of newly designed models, including its first luxury SUV, the MDX. The flagship Acura luxury car introduced was the Legend, which inspired competing automakers Toyota and Nissan to launch their luxury lines, Lexus and Infinity.
Honda Motor Company, Inc. is a Japanese public multinational corporation that began as a motorcycle manufacturer in 1959. It was the eighth largest automotive manufacturer in the world in 2013, with 4,263,239 automobiles produced and 35,151 light commercial vehicles produced. It was also the world's largest producer of internal combustion engines in 2008.