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In a quest to establish itself in a world that grew to include Lexus and Infiniti, the brand chief says Acura went down a "wandering road" where it lost touch with its roots.
A dispute between majority and minority owners over the sale of Mac Churchill Acura of Fort Worth, Texas, has led to the store filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
American Honda's U.S. sales fell 9.2 percent in April due to the slower performance of key models such as the Accord, Civic and CR-V.
The competition to build the world's fastest road-legal car is something of a friendly rivalry among Bugatti, Koenigsegg and Hennessey Special Vehicles -- but a rivalry nonetheless.
American Honda posted a 3.8 percent rise in March U.S. sales behind strong truck demand and an assist from the Civic.
Brand chief Jon Ikeda said the redesigned crossover can be marketed "from an emotional perspective," not based on "value and deals."
Acura says the interface will make vehicle controls more intuitive and easier to use while driving.
Acura's Jon Ikeda hopes to see a "big transition" in how consumers think and feel about the brand in 2018. The brand's completely reworked 2019 RDX crossover will be a huge driver of that potential shift.
At NADA: RDX launch must succeed, Acura dealers told; Nissan vows to ease up; Jeep pickup due date; Sonic resists upgrade demands; BMW skipping Detroit; Time Dealer of the Year.
The revamped RDX will hit the market as the first Acura fully developed under an edgier design direction first relayed with the Precision Concept at the 2016 Detroit auto show.
Jack Hanania felt a sense of excitement around the Acura brand at the Detroit auto show this year that he hasn't experienced in years.
American Honda's U.S. sales fell 5 percent to 115,557 in February behind lower demand for its three most important vehicles: the Accord and Civic sedans and the CR-V crossover.
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