Acura RL is one of the best flagship luxury cars produced by Acura, a luxury brand of Honda Motor Company. The Acura division supplies its products only in Canada, US and Hong Kong. The present generation Acura TL is also considered as the fourth generation of Honda Legend by many. It was launched in the North American car market for the first time in the year 2004.
The second generation Acura RL launched in 2009 is the product of Mid Model Change, the most shocking MMC in the Marque’s history of over 20 years. Acura RL’s third generation model was also one of the revised models of Honda Legend launched in the North American market in 1996 to replace the Acura Legend of second Generation. Acura RL is being manufactured in Saitama of Japan, the same factory that produces Honda Legend. Due to the economic down turn during 2008, it was rumored that the fourth generation of Acura RL will be launched in late 2010 with a rear wheel drive and V8 Engine.
The first generation Acura 3.5 RL, internally known as KA9 replaced the Acura Legend in 1996. This car was nominated for Road Luxury. The later versions of this car included the facility of transmission placement for weight distribution and longitudinal engines. In the year 1999, the 3.5L model was launched including integrated fog lights and more stylish Xenon HID Headlights. Air bags were also added in this mode for improving the safety for the front passengers and the driver. The engine produced a power of 225 hp along with a torque of 313 N-M. During the 8 years of marketing from 1996-2004, VTEC engines were not used in this model.