Acura cars are the luxury brand for Honda.
Some of the cars are specific to Acura, but share a lot of parts, platforms, and designs.
Depending on what market the car is to be sold to (in Japan, the U.S. or Canada, etc), the same car can be a Honda and rebadged as an Acura.
Acura became a new brand worldwide in 1986. Starting with the Integra and Legend models.
In 1990 Acura introduced the NSX (meaning “New Sports eXperimental”). With it's rear engine configuration, and all aluminum body (a first for a production car), it quickly became a competitor to European supercars.
Later Acura introduced the RL and TL models. For a short time Acura sold their SLX, which was actually a rebadged Isuzu Trooper of all things.
Soon after they introduced the MDX, a crossover SUV built on the Honda Odyssey minivan platform.
Next up was a new vehicle the TSX. This was a rebadged Honda Accord.
The TL and RL models were updated a few times over the years.
The Acura ILX was based on the Honda Civic platform.
A TLX mode debuted in 2015.
There will always be some characteristics shared between Acura and their parent company, Honda.
But that does'nt mean we won't have plenty of models to build to represent both brands.