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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.
American Honda sales dipped 1.7 percent in January from the year-earlier period following weak results for the Accord, CR-V and Ridgeline.
Acura said its daring Precision concept unveiled during the 2016 Detroit auto show pointed to a bolder future for the brand. That future, as it turned out, wasn't far off.
The third-generation RDX -- the first RDX styled, developed and engineered entirely in the U.S. -- is the crossover's most extensive redesign in more than a decade, and it will square off against a wave of new rivals.
Luxury crossovers in limelight in Detroit: BMW expands lineup with X2; A 'flagship' for Lexus; 'Breathing new life' into Acura; A bolder Avalon; Big wins for Honda, Volvo, Lincoln.
A roundup of brands, from Acura to Ford, that will unveil new product at the Detroit auto show.
American Honda's U.S. sales fell 7 percent in December, but it still achieved record annual sales for a third consecutive year.
Acura's RDX, the top-selling luxury compact crossover in the U.S. as recently as 2015, is undergoing its most extensive redesign in more than a decade as it squares off against a wave of new rivals.
Renault set to replace Ghosn?, Nissan names new N.A. chief; Acura redesigning RDX; UAW terminates officials amid scandal; China's EV startup boom; Cuba to get Russian car infusion.
Sales at Honda Motor Co. rose 8.3 percent in November to 133,156 vehicles thanks to production shifts this year that allow for more crossover output at the Honda and Acura divisions.
American Honda eked out a 0.9 percent U.S. sales gain in October to 127,353 vehicles thanks largely to the strength of car sales from both the Acura and Honda divisions.
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