Acura is Honda’s luxury and performance subsidiary, which is predominantly based in North America. On March 27, 1986, the brand was introduced in the United States and Canada, with a focus on luxury and performance vehicles. It debuted in Hong Kong in 1991 (and lasted until 2009), Mexico in 2004, China in 2006 (and lasted until 2022), Russia in 2014, Kuwait in 2015, and Ukraine in 2016. (until 2018). Honda’s plan to launch Acura in the Japanese domestic market (JDM) in 2008 was postponed owing to economic reasons[8] and then shelved as a result of the 2007–2008 financial crisis.