DETROIT -- The upscale Acura division of Honda Motor Co. Ltd. rolled to its best-ever sales year in 2001, says Tom Elliott, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co. Inc., at the North American International Auto Show. Elliott says Acura sold 170,469 vehicles last year, a record tally for the division that he says Acura, once a floundering operation, has achieved “the old-fashioned way: with products people wanted to buy.” Elliott adds that Acura has recorded month-on-month ...

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