HEADLINES

Acura Automobiles
  • 2001 Acura Integra -- Structure
    01/01/2001 - OVERVIEW The goals for the Acura Integra structure were to provide a strong, rigid platform to ensure a long, durable service life, create a stable base for the suspension, provide carefully designed front and rear crumple zones to minim...
  • 2001 Acura 3.2 TL -- Safety & Manufacturing
    01/01/2001 - OVERVIEW The TL is engineered as a total safety package with features designed to help in accident avoidance and to help protect the passengers in the event a collision is unavoidable. The best form of safety engineering is the type that...
  • 2001 Acura Integra -- Interior
    01/01/2001 - OVERVIEW Since its introduction, the Integra has always been a driver's car. Every element of the vehicle, from the engine to the design and location of major and minor function controls, has been tailored specifically to make the drivin...
  • 2001 Acura Integra -- Introduction
    01/01/2001 - As the entry-level Acura, the Integra embodies all the virtues that have established Acura as one of the leading luxury import brands in the U.S. market. It features superb road manners and excellent handling, an advanced powertrain, ...
  • 2001 Acura MDX -- Introduction - Off-Road - Towing - Drive System
    01/01/2001 - MEDIUM-DUTY OFF-ROAD CAPABILITY The engineers who designed the MDX tested a range of competitive SUVs to help quantify off-pavement use patterns, customer needs, and engineering targets for the new MDX. Nine off-road parks in California,...
  • 2001 Acura MDX -- Powertrain -- Engine
    01/01/2001 - INTRODUCTION An advanced powertrain is essential to meet MDX's primary goals of outstanding performance, class-leading low emissions, and excellent fuel economy. To that end the MDX is powered by an advanced 3.5-liter SOHC VTEC engine th...
  • 2001 Acura MDX -- Powertrain -- Transmission
    01/01/2001 - 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE An advanced 5-speed automatic transaxle was developed specifically for MDX to meet ambitious performance, driving enjoyment, and comfort goals. A lock-up torque converter is provided to maximize fuel efficienc...
  • 2001 Acura MDX -- Chassis
    01/01/2001 - INTRODUCTION The Acura MDX is the first product in an uncharted portion of the market: a car-like, family-sized, luxury SUV. To venture beyond current competitive offerings with a no-compromise design, a new chassis was essential. Engine...
  • 2001 Acura MDX -- Body
    01/01/2001 - INTRODUCTION To pursue a new direction in the luxury SUV segment, Acura envisioned MDX as the first SUV with truly car-like ride and handling characteristics with the benefit of a family-sized SUV interior. By avoiding some of the compro...
  • 2001 Acura MDX -- Interior -- Design & Seating
    01/01/2001 - INTERIOR DESIGN In the MDX, clean solid forms on the instrument panel and door areas define a wide open and luxurious space. Positioned within that space are the driver's cockpit and a multi-use console that are reminiscent of Acura's ot...
  • 2001 Acura MDX -- Interior -- Storage, Heating & Air Conditioning
    01/01/2001 - REMARKABLE STORAGE CAPACITY Engineers configured MDX to handle an amazing range of contemporary family storage needs. In addition to the center console bin and beverage container holders, MDX has a long list of built-in features and the ...
  • 2001 Acura MDX -- Interior -- Console, Sound & Security
    01/01/2001 - FLEXIBLE CENTER CONSOLE DESIGN As a focal point of the interior design, MDX's center console is an extraordinarily versatile design. It's neatly integrated with the instrument panel design, it houses heating and air conditioning equipmen...
  • 2001 Acura MDX -- Safety
    01/01/2001 - INTRODUCTION The Acura MDX SUV is engineered to meet and often exceed all applicable safety standards. Safety, security, and accident avoidance are top Acura priorities. With that in mind, various systems &endash; body structure, chassis...
  • 2001 Acura MDX -- Quality & Manufacturing
    01/01/2001 - INTRODUCTION Typical of all Acura products, the MDX benefits from an integrated approach to designing manufacturing quality into the original plan for the vehicle. This approach results in a vehicle that is sure to achieve the legendary ...
  • 2001 Acura -- Introduction
    01/01/2001 - INTRODUCTION The launch of the Acura Automobile Division on March 27, 1986, was a uniquely historic event, not just for Acura and its customers, but for the world automotive industry. It was the beginning of a bold and spectacularly succ...
  • 2001 Acura 3.2 CL -- Introduction
    01/01/2001 - OVERVIEW The all-new CL coupe is the newest addition to the Acura line that reinforces the brand's commitment to performance engineered vehicles. Re-designed and re-engineered from the ground up, the new CL delivers higher levels of perf...
  • 2001 Acura Integra -- Safety
    01/01/2001 - ENVIRONMENTAL MEASURES In an effort to address environmental concerns, the Integra features a number of components that are recycled or can be recycled at the end of the vehicle's service life. The bumpers, for instance, are made of rec...
  • 2001 Acura 3.2 CL/3.2 CL Type S -- Powertrain
    01/01/2001 - OVERVIEW The new CL is available with two V-6 powerplants. The 3.2 CL receives a powerful, 225-hp VTEC V-6 engine, similar to the CL 's sibling, the 3.2 TL performance luxury sedan. The all-aluminum block with Acura's renowned VTEC syste...
  • 2001 Acura 3.2 CL/3.2 CL Type S -- Chassis
    01/01/2001 - OVERVIEW The new CL has been engineered from the ground up to provide extraordinary performance that rivals Europe's finest mid-luxury coupes. The engineering goals for the second-generation CL chassis have been achieved by enhancing spo...
  • 2001 Acura 3.2 CL/3.2 CL Type S -- Body
    01/01/2001 - OVERVIEW The new CL coupe's body has been completely redesigned and is now based on the state-of-the-art Global Midsize Platform. Compared to the previous generation coupes, the new CL unit-body is six-percent stronger in torsional rigid...