SAN FRANCISCO – The new RDX small cross/utility vehicle and upcoming next-generation MDX midsize CUV should help Honda Motor Co. Ltd.’s Acura brand achieve Tier 1 luxury status, company officials say. “Image (wise), we’re not quite there yet,” Dan Bonawitz, vice president-auto operations for American Honda Motor Co. Inc., says at the RDX media preview here. Acura has yet to attain the luxury-vehicle status of the BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus brands. Honda is trying to emulate BMW by ...

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