Who Makes Acura?

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If you’re dreaming of a new luxury vehicle, you’re likely considering a new or Certified Pre-Owned Acura. Would you like to know who makes Acura cars? Some Austin drivers have asked us, “Does Honda make Acura?” Yes, Honda makes Acura vehicles. Read on to learn more about the history of Acura, who owns Acura, and where your favorite Acura models are made. If you have questions, contact us. We’re always happy to help.

Who Owns Acura?

Honda Motor Company owns the Acura brand. Acura is a significant part of Honda’s legacy. Here’s a quick summary of the history of Acura.

A luxury-level Honda sedan was in its early planning stages in 1981 and instead of introducing the new sedan as part of the Honda vehicle lineup, Honda executives decided to create a separate brand. They wanted a new auto division that catered to Kyle drivers with luxury tastes. “Acura” was started in 1984, and two years later, there were 60 Acura dealerships in the U.S. In the first few years of the brand’s launch, Acura sold over 50,000 vehicles and opened over 150 Acura dealerships. 

Acura has a long history of success. That’s why other auto brands like Nissan and Toyota introduced luxury brands of their own. Today, Acura continues to grow with popular models like the Acura NSX, which in the 1990s was the first car made using aluminum. Acura is renowned as a driving force in the luxury car segment and has reshaped automotive technology with its innovative designs.

Where Are Acura Vehicles Made?

Now that you know who owns Acura, are you wondering where they’re made? Most Acura models, including the ILX, TLX, RDX, and MDX, are made right here in North America. The Marysville plant has the largest production capacity of the four locations in Ohio state. Acura also manufactures in East Liberty, Ohio, and Anna and Russells Point.

  • The Anna plant makes the engines and drivetrain components. 
  • The Marysville plant makes the Acura ILX and TLX. It is also where you’ll find the Acura performance manufacturing center and where they produce the Acura NSX supercar.
  • The East Liberty plant produces the Acura RDX and Acura MDX SUVs. 
  • The Russells Point plant makes the transmissions and related components, including four-wheel-drive systems.

Find Your Next Acura at Sterling Acura of Austin

Now that you know who makes Acura cars, are you ready to get behind the wheel of one? If so, stop by our showroom near Buda and San Marcos. Our friendly team will demonstrate all the impressive features of your favorite Acura and take you for a test drive. Complete a financing application online to get the process started, then contact us today!

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