Archive for May, 2016

Acura Sales Report for April 2016

Monday, May 30th, 2016

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As of May 3rd, 2016, Acura has a reported sales number as record-breaking for the month of April. Combined with Honda, Acura vehicles saw the sales of 148, 829 vehicles, a number that is up 14% from the previous month. The new monthly record was also broken for Honda, which sold 132, 623 vehicles with a 15.5% increase from their sales in April 2015. As for Acura, division sales went up to 16,206, a 9% increase from the April sales of last year.

Gaining so much as a foothold in the luxury vehicle segment is very difficult, yet Acura has managed to carve out a space for itself in this segment with much aplomb with record sedan and truck sales in April 2016. Even the RDX luxury SUV series showed a sales spike, and sedans sold at over 5,500 units in terms of the ILX gateway and the TLX performance luxury sedan modes. The ILX gateway sold around 1,633 units in April, while the RDX recorded 5,905 units sold.

All in all, with significant increases in sales numbers from the previous month, and indeed the previous year, both Honda and Acura are looking at remaining steady in the competitive automotive market this year. With Honda and Acura looking to develop automated cars, as evidenced with the recent testing of the second generation automated Acura, this is no reason to doubt that both brands will continue to maintain, if not exceed, their current sales numbers and projections for the next year. For more details, get in touch with CardinaleWay Acura.

 

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Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

What is Acura and How is it Different from Honda?

Friday, May 27th, 2016

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The concept of global innovation has been a rather tricky area to master, but the Japanese seem to have managed it seemingly effortlessly. Whatever the sector, Japan has proven to be a pioneer. Companies that originated from Japan have become world leaders in business, technology, automobiles, and communications.

One shining example of Japan’s superior workmanship is Honda. This automobile manufacturing company was first established in 1948 in Hamamatsu, Japan. Its headquarters now reside in Minato, Tokyo. A decade after its inception, Honda became the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and it has remained so since then. It has also climbed the ranks and become the number one manufacturer of internal combustion engines, pushing out more than 14 million units every year. On a global scale, Honda was ranked the eighth largest vehicle manufacturer, standing only behind Peugeot Citroen, Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Hyundai, Volkswagen, and General Motors.

As Honda continued to grow, it achieved a great ranking in the automotive industry. To express its continuous dedication to innovation, Honda launched its very own luxury car marque called Acura in 1986. It was first established in the United States and Canada, and it was later introduced to various other countries. Acura holds the torch of being Japan’s first luxury vehicle brand. It markets luxury, high-performance vehicles that have taken the world by storm. The brand’s first vehicle, the Legend, proved to be such a success that rival brands like Nissan and Toyota also launched their own luxury divisions. With eye-catching models like the NSX, RSX, and TSX, Acura has certainly captured the attention of fans everywhere.

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7000 West Sahara Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada  89117

Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

Acura’s All-Wheel Steering is a Fascinating Piece of Engineering – II

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

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Acura has created a global reputation of being one of the most respected manufacturers of luxury vehicles in the world. The high-performance vehicles designed by Acura are nearly unmatched in terms of reliability, luxury and quality.

Acura’s cars come fitted with cutting-edge features that put them in a league ahead of their competitors. One of these features is the All-Wheel Steering. For years, engineers around the world have sought to improve the handling capabilities of cars by allowing all four wheels to independently shift directions. The United States Army had first attempted to invent the technology to be able to do so during World War II. Firetrucks have been equipped with this kind of steering, but carmakers have been constantly looking to include this feature in domestic passenger cars as well.

Acura launched the RLX sedan that included the All-Wheel Steering feature. Acura has stated that this feature gives the vehicle’s handling a boost as it allows the driver to control the rear wheels as well. By incorporating power steering with electronics, Acura has revived the all-wheel steering option.

The brand’s engineers introduced electric actuators to be able to include precision steering. These actuators are located on either side of the car’s rear suspension. With these units, the rear wheels have the capability of steering independently of one another. The precision steering feature has proven to be rather useful to drivers, especially in closed spaces like parking lots, when it becomes much easier to navigate your car in tight spots. The Acura All-Wheel Steering feature turns itself automatically off when the car is in reverse.

Check out the Acura All-Wheel Steering and other features by test driving a model at the CardinaleWay Acura dealership.

 

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Las Vegas, Nevada  89117

Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

Acura’s All-Wheel Steering is a Fascinating Piece of Engineering – I

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

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Japanese innovation has always drawn a great deal of respect from all over the world. They have created a reputation for themselves for being a leader in all industries such as technology, business, communication, and automotive manufacturing.

Automobile manufacturing company Honda is one of the country’s finest examples of leadership. The automaker stands tall as being one of the largest manufacturers of cars and motorcycles across the world. It was created in 1948 and has since molded itself into becoming a global leader in the automobile industry. Since 1959, Honda has become the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles, as well as internal combustion engines. It stands eighth among global leaders in automobile manufacturers, coming after auto making giants such as Volkswagen, Hyundai, Toyota, General Motors, Ford, Peugeot Citroen, and Nissan.

Soon after, Honda became Japan’s first automobile company to create an exclusive luxury vehicle brand in 1986 called Acura. This brand represented Honda’s innovation with luxury and high-performance vehicles. After being first introduced in the United States and Canada, Acura soon saw itself in several other countries like Mexico, Kuwait, Hong Kong, China, and Russia.

Models like the RSX, MDX, and NSX have been known as champions in their respective leagues. The special factor of Acura cars is that they come with state-of-the-art features. One such feature is the brand’s All-Wheel Steering. Acura seems to have mastered All-Wheel Steering as well as several other features, implementing them in their past and recent models to create superior high-performance luxury vehicles.

Explore all the features found in Acura cars by visiting the CardinaleWay Acura dealership.

 

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Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

The 10 Fastest Acura Vehicles of All Time

Friday, May 20th, 2016

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Acura is the luxury vehicle marque of Honda, the Japanese automaker. Following are some of the fastest Acura models of all time:

  1. Acura NSX

The fastest one in the Acura series. The first generation (1990-2005) NSXs delighted its users with a top speed of 190 mph. The second generation (2016-Present) has a top speed of 191 mph.

  1. Acura CL

A midsize coupe, manufactured in two generations, first generation (1997-1997) and second generation (2001-2003), provided its users with a top speed of 153 mph.

  1. Acura TL

No longer in production, this mid-size luxury car manufactured by Honda from 1996-2014, provided its users with a top speed of 150 mph. Equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine, its recorded ‘0-60’ is 6.9 seconds.

  1. Acura RSX Type-S

The 4th and final generation of the Honda Integra, Acura RSX Type-S provided its users with a top speed of 140 mph. This sporty luxury car’s recorded ‘0-60’ is 6.7 seconds.

  1. Acura Integra

No longer in production, much to the disappointment of Acura lovers, the car provided its users with a top speed of 140 mph. The best-known of all Acura models, Integra’s recorded ‘0-60’ is 8 seconds.

  1. Acura TSX

One of Acura’s sportier version, TSX holds the 6th position in the Acura fastest car list with a top speed of 137 mph. The 2.4L inline 4 engine with a horsepower of 201, has a recorded ‘0-60’ of 7.8 seconds.

  1. Acura RLX

RLX has a recorded top speed of 135 mph. The recorded ‘0-60’ is 6.3 seconds. What gives this car, fitted with a 3.5L Direct Injection V6 engine that gives an impressive horsepower of 310, an edge in the rankings, is its quickness.

  1. Acura Legend

Production of Legend was stopped in 1996, however, it still ranks highly among all the Acura models. The recorded top speed is 135 mph.

  1. Acura MDX

The recorded top speed of this luxury SUV is 135 mph. Noted for its quickness, the recorded ‘0-60’ of MDX is 6.5 seconds.

  1. Acura RDX

A very capable luxury SUV, the recorded top speed of Acura RDX is 135 mph.

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Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

Acura’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

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Over the years, car maker Acura has been gaining popularity in the United States. It is the luxury vehicle brand of Japanese automobile manufacturing giant Honda Motors. Acura was released in Canada and the United States in 1986 and has been marketing luxury, high-performance vehicles in the countries since then.

Acura is a distinctive brand because it is the first Japanese luxury car brand. Since it was created, the brand has made a reputation for itself as a trailblazer in the vehicle industry. Acura has been known to create some of the finest models on the US and Canadian roads. One reason why Acura cars are so popular is that they have excellent features.

One such feature is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Under-inflated tires are a danger, especially when you are driving. The chances of you developing a flat tire are very high. Imagine a sudden flat when you are driving at 80 miles per hour on a busy interstate. This is why Acura has developed a cutting-edge Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). This system works with pressure sensors that have been inserted in each wheel. These sensors keep sending readings to your car’s central electronic control unit. It then evaluates whether the tire pressure is good or lower than the acceptable range.

If the reading shows that the tire pressure is below the recommended level, you will be notified through the Multi-Information Display that sits on your instrument panel. It is, however, strongly advised that you manually check your car’s tire pressure regularly.

Learn more of the features found in an Acura by visiting the CardinaleWay Acura dealership in Las Vegas.

 

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Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

Acura’s Remote Engine Start

Monday, May 16th, 2016

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Japanese automobile giant Honda’s luxury brand Acura has taken the world by storm. Being the maker of some of the finest luxury cars in the world, the brand has garnered quite the large fan following and respect from motor enthusiast communities.

From its inception, Acura has successfully managed to seamlessly incorporate luxury with performance. This brand’s cars have won awards and have been recognized by customers as great purchases as they are reliable, efficient, and not too heavy on the pocket. These high-performance vehicles come with several superior features that put them in a different league altogether.

One of the best aspects of Acura cars is how they have been designed to make driving a much more comfortable activity. One of the features that make driving more convenient is the Acura’s Remote Engine Start. The best aspect of this feature is that you can start your car’s engine remotely so that it warms up by the time you are ready to start driving. This also heats up or cools down the cabin appropriately by the time you enter the car.

With this feature, you can start the engine remotely using the Acura two-way keyless access remote. Even if you are 100 meters (328 feet) from your vehicle, you can still access the engine. You can also manually reset the temperatures for climate control as per your liking. During cold temperatures, your car’s defrost system is automatically started.  Once you are inside your car, you can drive it only when it detects the remote.

Learn more of this and other safety features of Acura cars by visiting the CardinaleWay Acura dealership in Las Vegas.

 

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Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

Acura RDX – Tech Features

Friday, May 13th, 2016

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The 2016 Acura RDX SUV is one of the most popular and sought after SUVs on the market and is doing even better than high end luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and BMW. Sheltered under Honda’s reassuring and quality brand name Acura is fast reaching the league of luxury automobiles and may soon even take over the automobile market.

The Acura RDX SUV comes with amazing design, safety, performance and tech features. Apart from its obvious elegant and sleek exterior and interior designs, some advanced and savvy tech features include the auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth facilities for your phone, iPod, and any other audio/video device with fast and clear connectivity, a dashboard information display screen of 5 inches and here’s the best part – a surround sound system with seven powerful bass speakers connected to satellite radio, a USB system with audio interface, Siri, Pandora, and of course the standard auxiliary cable audio outlet. There is apparently nothing that the Acura engineers left out while designing the sound and audio tech features in this amazing vehicle. It’s like you have a movie theater installed in your luxury car at all times!

Other special tech features include the AcuraWatch Plus package which adds on other technological features like adaptive cruise control, a mitigation system with forward collision and automatic braking, an intervention system and a lane departure warning system too. The sporty four-way power passenger seats, eight-way power driver seat, GPS navigation system, blind spot monitoring system, 8-inch display screen, and 7-inch display touch screen on the dashboard, automated voice commands, and recognition features, and much more make the Acura RDX SUV a must have family car.

Go out and buy the Acura RDX SUV at CardinaleWay Acura today and start driving in luxury.

 

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Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

Acura RDX – Safety Features

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

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Apart from the amazing performance, technology, and design features that come with the Acura RDX SUV for 2016, the safety features installed in this amazing SUV will be sure to not only keep the driver safe at all times but the entire family as well. And here’s how:

The 2016 Acura RDX SUV comes with all the standard safety features such as traction and stability control, antilock braking system, front and side airbags for the driver and passenger seats, side curtain airbags, rearview camera and mirror as well as active front head restraints. If you want further safety features and equipment installed in your Acura SUV you would have to go for the optional safety equipment that comes in various packages. These include forward collision warning and mitigation system with automatic brakes, lane departure warning system, a blind-spot monitor, and a lane departure intervention system.

Experts who tried out these safety features found that even though these safety systems and features all seem standard and what you would find in any other regular car or SUV, the collision alarms were going off even when the car was nowhere close to coming into a collision. That’s how sensitive the collision and safety alarms were. The adaptive cruise control system acts quickly when the driver steps on the brakes and slows down acceleration when the driver is trying to get back up to speed quickly. This helps avoid reckless and careless driving.

This car received a high score of five stars for overall crash control and protection from the government including total front and side impact safety. The IIHS or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2016 Acura RDX SUV its highest score possible.

Pick up your very own Acura RDX SUV at the CardinaleWay Acura showroom today and enjoy the perks of incredibly safe driving.

 

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Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

Acura RDX – Performance Features

Monday, May 9th, 2016

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The 2016 Acura RDX SUV comes with top end amazing performance specs that will blow the mind of any automobile enthusiast. Apart from being bestowed with the safest car award by the IIHS, this SUV comes with all the features that any Audi, BMW or Mercedes SUV comes with and at an astonishingly reasonable price.

Let’s take a look at some of the performance features of the Acura RDX SUV. This car utilizes a 3.5 liter V6 engine producing 279 horsepower and 250-pound feet of torque. The automatic transmission comes with six speeds that send the output and power to the front wheels in no time to give the driver the power and acceleration that he needs to pick up his speed; an all-wheel drive feature is optional.

In the Edmunds acceleration testing, this SUV with all-wheel drive jumped from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds which is very fast for a vehicle from this line. Also, for this class of vehicle, the fuel economy is very good and efficient and gives a very good mileage for a full tank of fuel. The front-drive RDX comes with an EPA estimated 23 mpg combined.

The four-cylinder engine is turbocharged and perfect for small luxury SUV’s and the V6 engine is more than sufficient to bring out the best performance of this car. Just a gentle step or press on the gas pedal gradually and quietly lifts this car’s speed while still giving out that nice snarl at a high rpm that sounds better than some of the finest luxury vehicles that you’ll find. The six and nine-speed automatic transmission allows the car to respond in a swift and timely manner to the driver’s gear shifts.

Head down to the CardinaleWay Acura showroom and treat yourself to this luxury SUV today.

 

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7000 West Sahara Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada  89117

Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com