16 Facts About Acura Vigor


Honda Acura Vigor is a premium sedan that was derived from the Honda Accord.

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In 1989, the Acura Vigor would differentiate itself further from the Accord with unique styling and an available longitudinal five-cylinder engine, and a twin to the Acura Vigor was introduced with the Honda Inspire, available at Honda Clio dealerships.

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Third generation, five-cylinder Acura Vigor was developed during what was known in Japan as the Japanese asset price bubble or "bubble economy".

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The first generation Acura Vigor was a higher grade 4-door sedan and 3-door hatchback, with the 1.

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The Acura Vigor was a sportier, faster, "vigorous" Accord with a higher level of equipment over the more sedate Accord.

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The Acura Vigor competed with the Toyota Chaser and the Nissan Laurel in Japan.

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One of the optional items on the Acura Vigor was an Electro Gyrocator, the world's first automatic in-car navigation system.

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The Acura Vigor hatchback was available with the trim packages MX-T, and the ME-T until it was replaced by the Honda Integra 2-door hatchback in 1984.

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The Acura Vigor had minor cosmetic differences from the Accord, using a different front grille and rear tail lights, as well as a higher specification.

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The adoption of concealed headlights reflected the popularity of the Honda Prelude, and the new Honda Integra as the Acura Vigor continued to be a companion at Honda Verno dealerships.

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The Acura Vigor installed the rear license plate in the rear bumper, whereas the Accord installed the license plate indented on the trunklid.

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Second generation Acura Vigor benefited from Honda deciding to employ double-wishbones at both the front and rear ends—a layout that spread to other Honda products in subsequent years.

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At the launch of the fourth generation Accord in 1989, the Acura Vigor was no longer based on the Accord chassis, but a stretched derivative.

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The third generation Acura Vigor, fulfilling as the top level sedan at Honda Verno dealerships in Japan, was shared with the all new Honda Inspire and the new second generation Honda Legend, sold at Honda Clio dealerships.

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In Japan, the Acura Vigor competed against the Toyota Chaser and the Nissan Laurel.

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Production of the Acura Vigor variant began in 1991 and the vehicle went on sale as a 1992 model in June of that year, slotting between the Integra and the Acura Vigor Legend in North America.

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