The marque is relatively young, comparing to other automotive companies that are existing over 100 years, Acura was launched by Honda as a luxury vehicle brand in the United States and Canada in 1986. The brand itself is recognized as a manufacturer of a high quality commercial and daily luxury cars. Success of the Acura prompted Toyota and Nissan to launch their own premium segment brands - Infinity and Lexus. After entering the USA market Acura became one of the best-selling luxury marques in the country. Nowdays Acura is sold in Hong Kong, Mexico, China, Russia, Kuwait and Ukraine.