DETROIT – The new Acura RD-X small cross/utility vehicle is a “higher priority” for the brand in the U.S. than a V-8 powered luxury flagship sedan, says Tom Elliott, executive vice president-American Honda Motor Co. Inc. Elliot says although the upcoming RD-X will not do much to improve Acura’s somewhat ambiguous image in the U.S. market, it will drive sales for the luxury brand, which had its best sales year ever in 2004 with 198,919 units. (See related story: Acura RD-X Joins Small CUV ...

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