The 2016 Acura ILX will have its premiere on November 20th, at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. The new model is said to be much better than its predecessor, as it will bring numerous changes in all fields of development. The manufacturer announced the new model as “substantially new” as it will come with many changes. Firstly, the new model will have an updated exterior. The changes will be quite noticeable as the new sedan will look more aggressive and powerful. The Acura ILX already attracts the biggest number of drivers under the age of 35, but the new model will surely improve this result even more. Secondly, the new model will come with a new interior design, as well. There are rumors about a more sophisticated and luxurious cabin, though the manufacturer is trying to keep the details a secret until the premiere. Finally, the biggest change of the new 2016 Acura ILX will certainly be its powertrain. Reportedly, the new model will come with a new engine which will be much more powerful than the current one. Also, Acura will focus on improving the sedan’s performance, making it more agile, precise and fun to drive. All in all, the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show will surely bring a pleasant surprise in a form of the new 2016 Acura ILX.
2016 Acura ILX With Fresh Exterior
The 2016 Acura ILX will bring a fresh, new exterior. The model will be improved quite a bit, but some basic lines will be kept. The new sedan will use the Honda Civic’s platform, and its dimensions should not change. However, the new model will certainly have a different appeal. The 2016 sedan will look more aggressive and futuristic than before. Its front end will feature most changes. There will be a new dominant grille, fantastic new LED headlights and a bigger front bumper. The LED technology is the new addition to the model’s exterior and it will also be used for the taillights. The rear end will be redesigned in a similar manner, so the new model will have a rounded and well-balanced design. The 2016 Acura ILX will look quite fierce, modern and urban. It will surely attract even more young buyers, which have been its biggest fan group so far. In addition, the new sedan will come with some fantastic interior changes. Aside from the new style and a completely redesigned dashboard, the new model will also offer more standard features, such as leather upholstery and 8-way power seats. The new model will be more luxurious even with the entry trim and its gadget’s list will be extended. There is no doubt that the manufacturer is trying to offer a top-notch entry-premium sedan and it will surely present a tough competition.
Powertrain — Engines And Specs
The 2016 Acura ILX will get a new engine. Currently, the sedan offers a choice between 2.0- and 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines, where the first one generates 150 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque, while the second one is slightly more powerful. The base engine has a fantastic fuel economy, which is the reason why it is still in use, but its performance was poor and it was quite noisy. As for the second engine, it can generate 201 horsepower and also comes with great fuel economy. There were also a hybrid setup offered at launch, but it was abandoned for the 2015 model. It is uncertain whether or not the manufacturer will offer it again. However, the manufacturer decided to offer an even more powerful option. Reportedly, the new 2016 Acura ILX will come with Honda’s new 2.4-liter direct-injected performance-oriented mill that can generate around 206 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque. Though the power output increase is not that big, it will make the new sedan’s performance much better. In addition, the new ILX will offer a six-speed automatic transmission for the first time, which will also have a positive impact on the car’s performance. There are also some rumors about the possible all-wheel drive offered, but these haven’t been confirmed yet.
2016 Acura ILX Debut
The 2016 Acura ILX will have its premiere at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Currently, there is no information about its price or release date. The new sedan might be released during next year, though this is only a speculation. On the other hand, due to the numerous changes the new model will bring, it is hard to say how they will affect its pricing. According to some, in our opinion optimistic sources, the new model shouldn’t cost significantly more than the current one.