The 2016 Acura ILX will have its premiere at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, which is scheduled for the next November. The new model will be quite unique and eccentric, which is what we are used to when it comes to this compact sedan. Although it is based on the current Honda Civic model, the new ILX will be far less conventional than the aforementioned. Also, it will be quite improved. The manufacturer has just announced its redesign, so not much is known, though there are some leaks about the new sedan. Reportedly, the new 2016 model will be significantly improved when compared with its predecessor. It will come with a refreshed and modern appearance, new powertrain which will have way better performance than the current model and what seems to be a fully redesigned interior. These changes will surely change the way audience sees this compact sedan and they will bring it one step closer to winning against a seriously though crowd. Let us remind you, the 2016 Acura ILX is fighting against some serious competitors, such as Buick Verano, Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and BMW 2-Series.
2016 Acura ILX Exterior Refresh
The 2016 Acura ILX will come with a refreshed exterior design. The manufacturer seems to want to make an impressive appearance at the LA Auto Show, so it is keeping the sedan’s new look as a big secret. However, there are some leaks saying that the new model will borrow some of the styling cues from the famous Acura TLX. The future design of the sedan will probably rely on the current appearance of the Acura ILX, but it will probably be more modern and aggressive. The redesign should follow the usual route in refreshing the current models which is common for all models on the today’s market. We do not expect the new model to be drastically changed; it will only be restyled in the way it fits the current market and to look attractive and bold enough.
The 2016 Acura ILX will also come with an improved interior. Unlike the 2016 sedan’s exterior, which will only suffer mild changes, the 2016 ILX cabin will be fully redesigned. Let’s be honest, the current interior design simply doesn’t fit the model’s luxury appeal and market niche. Therefore, the manufacturer decided to offer the customers an interior worthy of its class. Though there are no official reports on this topic yet, there are some rumors about the future cabin of the 2016 Acura ILX. Allegedly, the new model will feature a new cabin with leather upholstery and heated seats. Also, the comfort and roominess of the current model will be enhanced so all the passengers could enjoy the trip. Moreover, more of the currently offered gadgets will make it to the standard equipment list, which means that the new model will be better equipped. There is also a possibility that the current systems will receive an update in order to keep the model competent. The manufacturer will invest the same amount of time and effort into the interior as it will in powertrain, which is really a thing worth complimenting.
Rumors About New Direct-injected 2.4-liter Four-cylinder Engine
The current Acura ILX offers two possible engine options. The first one is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which generates 150 horsepower. This unit is offered as a base mill, and many of the car enthusiast think it is just not enough for a car this class. The current sedan, however, offers another mill. It is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit that generates 201 horsepower, which is a quite a better offer. However, this engine comes at an extra price, and many of the buyers are simply not interested in that kind of a bargain. On the other hand, there are rumors about a new possible powertrain. It should be a direct-injected 2.4-liter inline-four engine which would provide better performance and more power. Allegedly, the new unit would produce 2016 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque. This unit should be mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. also, some sources claim that the new compact sedan will come with the famous SH-AWD mode, which will improve the car’s performance and fuel efficiency quite a bit. However, at this point, there are no announcements about the future model’s specs, but since the premiere is so close to happening, we won’t have to wait too long to find out.
2016 Acura ILX Premiere
The 2016 Acura ILX will have its premiere at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, after which we should know more about the upcoming redesigned sedan. As for the release date and price, there are still unknown, but they should be announced after the premiere. One thing is sure, though, the new sedan will be much better than the current one and as such, it will pose a bigger threat to all its competitors in the market than ever before.