The upscale division of Honda, Acura’s first hybrid was the ILX Hybrid announced in April 2012 using powertrain architecture borrowed from Civic hybrids, but after only a year, in mid-2014 the ILX Hybrid was already discontinued. The brand’s latest hybrid is the RLX Sport Hybrid using a V6 hybrid powering the front axle and two rear electric motors powering the rear axle. This one should stick around as the first of more highly sophisticated solutions. Honda started the whole hybrid movement by narrowly beating Toyota to the U.S. in 1999. As Honda became less competitive over last decade and up till recent years, Acura was no stronger in electrification, but now both divisions may be preparing a come-back. Honda now possesses top-tier one-motor, two-motor, and three-motor hybrid systems superior to its old Integrated Motor Assist used in the Honda Civic variants and Acura ILX. The flagship RLX sedan got the three-motor system that will go into the NSX hybrid sports car also. We’ll be looking for more announcements of new models as time goes on, while Honda also focuses on its growing hydrogen fuel cell interests as well.