In 1986, The Acura brand is introduced to North America by Honda. Acura launched for 1986 without a logo and the "calipers" didn't appear until the NSX launched as a 1991 model. -1990 :: Acura dealerships in the US win 5th consecutive first-place ranking on the Customer Satisfaction Index by J. D. Power and Associates. Expansion of research and development in US announced. -1991 :: The Acura Legend coupe won Motor Trend's prestigious Import Car of the Year trophy. Honda's revolutionary VTEC is introduced in the NSX. Acura introduced in Hong Kong by Reliance Motors -1997 :: Integra Type-R introduced. Highest Hp/liter (108) of any production car. -2001 :: MDX won the prestigious Motor Trend "2001 Sport/Utility of the Year" award -2004 :: Acura introduced in Mexico by Honda de Mexico -2005 :: Acura TL wins "Consumer's Most Wanted Vehicle" at