Acura celebrates 500,000 vehicles sold in Canada

2017 Acura RDX sold in Toronto pushes company past the half-million mark

MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - Acura today announced that the purchase of a 2017 Acura RDX in Toronto marks an impressive half-million vehicles sold in Canada milestone. The landmark was achieved as Acura prepares for the 30th anniversary of its arrival in Canada, the first Japanese luxury automotive brand to come to Canada.  As the Acura RDX customer who purchased the 500,000th vehicle, Baharak Ayenesima, was presented with a commemorative gift at the Toronto dealership in appreciation for helping Acura celebrate the significant achievement.

"We're extremely proud of what we've accomplished since our early days and selling half-a-million Acuras to Canadians is testament to our luxury products and continued growth," said Gary Gill, Senior Manager of Acura Sales and Marketing. "As we close-in on 30 years in Canada, we have 51 dealers across the country and an unparalleled line-up including the new NSX super car, the restyled MDX, the first in Acura's lineup to sport the new Precision Concept design direction and the award-winning RDX luxury SUV."

Acura has grown from 20 dealers in 1987 selling two models in Canada – Legend and Integra – to a current network of 51 retailers marketing a full line-up of luxury sedans, SUVs and a supercar. Ninety-nine percent of Acura vehicles sold in Canada are built in North America, including the RDX.

Since developing the 1997 Acura CL Coupe, a number of Acura models have been designed and developed with leadership from the company's North American R&D operations, including the current Acura TLX, all three generations of the Acura MDX and the 2017 Acura NSX.

About Acura Canada
Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc. and is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the Acura MDX seven-passenger luxury SUV. Acura launched its next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.  Acura entered the Canadian market in 1987 and has grown to include 51 locations in its dealer network across the country.

SOURCE Acura

Image with caption: "Acura customer Baharak Ayenesima, sits in her new 2017 Acura RDX, the brand's 500,000th vehicle sold in Canada. (CNW Group/Acura)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160926_C6117_PHOTO_EN_781859.jpg

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