Acura has updated its flagship sedan with a round of refinements to combat ever-improving competition. Exterior styling has been made a bit more aggressive, with a more prominent grille, new wheels, and body-colored trim. Mechanical updates deliver better acceleration, handling, and stopping. Power has increased from 210 to 225 horses, and the suspension has been tuned to be more responsive. The roster of features now includes OnStar with Virtual Advisor. The 2002 goes on sale mid-March 2001.