The new 2016 Acura ILX will come slightly redesigned comparing to the current model. It will come with small changes in exterior, it will have a new engine and some updated inside the cabin. Novelty is that the Acura ILX 2016 will have more available technology and safety features to choose.
2016 Acura ILX redesign
The 2016 Acura ILX is going to be the luxury compact sedan that will be rated very well on the market for sure. This car will come with new front and rear styling details. Redesigned front grill will be surrounded by two larger Jewel EyeTM LED headlights that new ILX gets from larger Acura sedans. Spec packages come with trunk spoiler, front foglights, and 10-spoke alloy 18-inch wheels.
Inside the cabin everything is everything is subordinated to the comfort like use of noise-insulating materials, noise-tempering wheels and thicker front-side door glass. The new Acura ILX 2016 will feature 4-way powered passenger seat, Homelink remote, AcuraWatch system with Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Depature Mitigation and enhaced Collision Mitigation Braking System.
“Top to bottom, from dynamic design to luxury features, and leading-edge safety technology to sport sedan athleticism and sophistication, ILX is now a true gateway to Acura’s performance luxury sedans,” said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager for the Acura division. “ILX was always a great idea. Now it’s a great idea fulfilled-a luxury vehicle for the next generation.”
Acura ILX 2016 specs
The new 2016 ILX will have one engine under the hood. It will be powered by a 2.4-liter engine which is able to produce 201 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 180 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm. That figures up 51 horses and 40 lb-ft more when we compare to the outgoing 2.0-liter engine. This engine is paired to the 8-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) with paddle shifters. This transmission is the world’s first DCT with a torque converter.
2016 Acura ILX release date and price
The upcoming 2016 Acura ILX release date will be set to early 2015. The price has not been announced but we could expect that the Acura ILX 2016 will have the price little under $30,000 for base model.