The Acura TL arrived in 1996 as a midrange, front-wheel drive luxury sedan. Among with the RL, the TL naming was presented as Acura's brand's goal to define its line-up by letter designations rather than names. The first generation Acura TL offered four-cylinder and six-cylinder engine choices. Starting in 1999, a second generation Acura TL would be built on the same platform as the Honda Accord. For 2002, a sport-oriented Type-S version of the TL sedan was offered with a 286-horsepower engine. Following a 2004 redesign, the Type-S returned again in 2007.Super Handling All-Wheel Drive would be added as an option on the Acura TL starting in the 2009 model year. A 2015 model year TLX sedan replaced the TL as well as the TSX in the Acura line-up. From 1999 to 2014, the Acura TL has been produced in the United States at Honda's Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio.