Looks suspiciously like an Acura.
Honda has just launched in its home market the new Legend, a large all-wheel drive flagship luxury saloon that takes on cars like the Lexus GS and BMW 5-Series, albeit at a more palatable pricepoint. If it looks familiar to you, it’s likely because Honda’s nicked the Acura RLX from the North American market, prised the badges off, and moved the steering wheel.
Under the bonnet you’ll find a 3.5-litre V6 motor, aided by three electric motors producing a total output of 283kW. Power is sent to all four corners via a seven-speed double-clutch automatic system, with the rear wheels being exclusively electric-powered (the third electric motor is sandwiched into the transmission, and powers the front axle).
For the new model-year, the 2018 Honda Legend comes with a raft of styling and spec enhancements. For starters, the face of the Legend now features a new, more angular grille, swanky-looking headlights, equally-swanky taillights, and new bumpers on either end.
Step inside and you’ll find more comfortable seats and silver trim all round, with sound being offered by Krell instead of Bose this time round. Safety has also been revised, with the new Legend now offering Honda Sensing advanced driver assistance technology. Honda Sensing encompasses a myriad of ADAS systems like lane-keep assist and lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, active cruise control, and autonomous emergency braking.
Prices for the Legend start at ¥7,074,000 (or about $83k), with order books open today in Japan. Would be nice to have one of these here, no?