Spied: 2016 Acura ILX Part 2

Posted by  on October 22nd, 2014 No comments

2016 Acura ILX

Last month we posted a link to Edmunds.com that had three images of a partially camouflaged 2016 Acura ILX. A few more higher resolution photos of that same vehicle have emerged on AutoGuide.com showing even more detail. Again, there are exterior changes all around with the Jewel Eye Headlights and new grille design being some key points.

Acura promises to deliver “a new powertrain, more forceful, sporty exterior styling, and substantially upgraded interior design” for the 2016 model year.

See the rest of the spy photos on autoguide.com – 2016 Acura ILX Spotted Playing in the Sun.

[Source: AutoGuide.com]

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Video: NSXPO 2014 Rollout at TRC Test Track

Posted by  on October 22nd, 2014 No comments

NSXPO 2014 Rollout at TRC Test Track

Watch as 71 NSXs rollout at Transportation Research Center(TRC) test track on the final day of NSXPO 2014. Thanks to Tony DeJoie for the capture.

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Gallery: NSXPO 2014 Part 2

Posted by  on October 21st, 2014 No comments

NSXPO 2014

The fifth and final day of NSXPO 2014 brought the crew to the Honda R&D Ohio Center where some group shots took place in the parking lot. Inside they were treated with an up-close look at the blue NSX Prototype that debuted last year at the Honda Indy 200. Photos of the NSX Prototype were apparently prohibited, but photographer Tony DeJoie was allowed to take the one group shot seen above.

NSX owners then assembled on the banked oval of the Transportation Research Center track for an epic photo shoot. According to Tony there were a total of 71 NSXs on the track, minus one lonely NSX which stayed in the parking lot short on gas.

Credit to Tony DeJoie for sharing these photos from the event. If you’re looking to view high quality versions of these photos, visit Tony’s full gallery on SmugMug.

[Source: Tony DeJoie]

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2016 Acura ILX to Debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

Posted by  on October 20th, 2014 No comments

2016 Acura ILX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Catch the Debut of the 2016 Acura ILX at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

10/20/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Big Changes in Store for Acura’s Sport Sedan

Acura is preparing to unveil a substantially new 2016 ILX at the L.A. Auto Show next month as the brand aims to raise the stakes again in the entry-premium sedan segment. Already bringing in more buyers under the age of 35 to the segment than any other entry-premium model, the new 2016 ILX stands to solidify and broaden its appeal with a comprehensive update that includes a potent new powertrain, more forceful, sporty exterior styling, and substantially upgraded interior design.

Much like its hot new stable mate—the brand new TLX—the 2016 ILX will bring a sharper performance focus while delivering a greater set of high-value comfort, convenience and safety features that consumers desire in the increasingly competitive entry-luxury field.

Catch the unveiling of the ILX on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in the Acura booth at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

[Source: Acura]

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Gallery: NSXPO 2014

Posted by  on October 18th, 2014 No comments

NSXPO 2014

Photos from the first three days of NSXPO 2014. Track days were held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and was followed by NSX NITE hosted in the town of Marysville, Ohio. The event wraps up with a social dinner Saturday evening.

A big thanks to NSX owner Brylek for sharing these amazing shots.

[Source: Brylek]

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2013 Acura ILX 2.4: 100,000 Miles Achieved

Posted by  on October 17th, 2014 No comments

2013 Acura ILX

When Acura’s John Watts handed me the key to my 2013 Acura ILX 6-speed on June 12, 2012, I don’t think he realized just how quickly I was going to put that car through its paces. By the time it was a year old, its mileage had already taken it out of warranty. And now, some 28 months after driving off into the sunset with a factory-fresh 16-mile ILX, it’s surpassed the 100,000 mile mark. And it’s done so with flying colors – just routine maintenance and an occasional wash.

Will I take this ILX as far as my now-531,000 mile 1994 Legend? I’m still not sure. But, I’ll confirm with a certainty that Acura has definitely still “got it.” The ILX is as solid today as ever, and it seems anxious every day to start up and to continue this mileage crusade. Thanks again to Acura for the chance to spend some time behind the wheel.

See you at the next checkpoint.

Head over to Drive to Five Legendary Quest for 500,000 Miles (And Beyond) for more on the 100,000 milestone.

[Source: Tyson Hugie - Drive to Five]

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Gallery: 2015 Acura TLX by Acura of Pembroke Pines & Vossen Part 2

Posted by  on October 15th, 2014 No comments

2015 Acura TLX by Acura of Pembroke Pines & Vossen

The 2015 Acura TLX by Acura of Pembroke Pines & Vossen Wheels got a few small updates for this recent photo shoot. Mike Chang says they’ve added RV6 Precat Deletes (PCD) which brought the TLX a gain of 17 hp and 19 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Visually, the TLX now uses 20×10.5 deep concave wheels for the rear with a more aggressive wheel fitment.

Enjoy the new gallery above and stay tuned for more updates.

[Source: Vossen Wheels, Acura of Pembroke Pines]

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Rumor: Acura Considering New All-wheel Drive Strategy

Posted by  on October 13th, 2014 No comments

Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

Speaking with Honda Executive Koichi Fukuo in Japan, Automotive News has reported Acura is considering a new long-term plan, one that could see all-wheel drive as a standard feature on all future models.

Fukuo specifically mentions the success of Subaru, which offers AWD standard on all its models except the BRZ Coupe. “Looking at Subaru, I felt that we have to have a strong, clear direction as a brand… What’s important is to have the technology, styling and performance to evolve all together. Otherwise, I don’t think we can increase the number of loyal customers, so-called Acurists.” Fukuo told Automotive News.

Automotive News says the AWD plan is one of many ideas to “rethink the brand” and that nothing has been finalized. While a transition to an all-AWD Acura lineup could take a few years, the idea of having an AWD option for every model isn’t far away. Currently the only Acura model without AWD as an option is the ILX.

Read the full article at autonews.com – Acura takes page from Subaru.

[Source: Automotive News]

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