The 2016 New Acura ILX: Catch It If You Can

After a month of speculation and tantalization, the 2016 Acura ILX was finally revealed at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. With a powertrain taken directly from the incredibly popular TLX and a stylish new exterior, the ILX is sportier than ever before. 


Gone is the old 2.0-liter engine, with a new "201-horsepower, direct-injected i-VTEC engine" that was taken from the TLX. The previous five-speed automatic transmission is replaced by another TLX counterpart; "the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with a torque converter." Gas mileage specs have not been released yet, but the ILX is predicted to have better fuel economy than the TLX. 

The driving force behind the design change was the desire to create a better, more luxurious option for Acura customers but with a conservative price tag. The exterior was upgraded with a "dynamic new front end and rear styling cues," with Acura's now standard Jewel Eye LED headlights. The ILX will also host an upper 8-inch display screen with a lower 7-inch touchscreen for its new infotainment system. Other major improvements included a quieter cabin and increased collision safety. 


Customers can now choose from six models, including standard ILX, ILX with Premium Package and the top ILX Technology Plus Package. All models will come standard with AcuraWatch, which includes advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, multi-view rear camera, road departure warning, and collision braking system. These safety upgrades give the ILX a boost into the luxury lineup. 

Expect to see this up-and-coming vehicle arrive to dealerships early next year! 

Source: AutoBlogMotorTrend

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