The 1st gen RL was a rebadged Honda Legend.
The name was made to sound more "Luxury" like BMW and Mercedes.
3.5 RL sounded kinda bland. (I could swear there is a 2.5 RL aswell).
Transverse 3.5 lt engine with FWD as the platform.
The other change was that there was no more Coupe version.
Even in Anime!