Tyson Hugie’s ILX Experience

Posted by  on  March 13th, 2012 5 comments
Tyson Hugie and Jon Ikeda

Tyson Hugie and Acura Chief Designer Jon Ikeda

Acura Enthusiast Tyson Hugie was invited to Acura headquarters in Torrance, California to learn more about the ILX directly from the design team. Hear him discuss the ILX’s exterior and interior design in the videos below.

There’s still more coming up from Tyson, so follow his ILX Experience and ask him a question through Acura’s Facebook page

[Source: Acura via FaceBook, Acura via YouTube]

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  1. Daryl
    March 14th, 2012 at 09:38 | #1

    I always thought the acura logo was just an upside down honda logo

  2. March 14th, 2012 at 19:51 | #2

    Thanks for posting these, Chris! Fun to see how these videos turned out – I had a great time in Torrance meeting the Acura design teams. I’m such a doofus on camera, though, haha.

  3. March 16th, 2012 at 11:34 | #3

    Also for anyone looking for more information, keep tabs on the ILX Facebook application.

  4. Shawn
    April 1st, 2012 at 11:35 | #4


    Good Work! The. Coupe looked wonderful BTW. Im trying to gather info on the new NSX and I see this.

    Couldn’t think of a more deserving enthusiast


  5. Tim Dunsmore
    April 9th, 2012 at 19:37 | #5

    Suggestion for 2013 MDX design:

    It’s time for the dual exhaust to be built into the rear bumper. The Lexus LS 460 has a very appealing look that the MDX could model in future designs. (KIA has copied the Lexus design in some of their recent models.) The dual exhausts on the 2007-2009 MDX models are much more stylish than their predecessors. In addition, the MDX should include running boards; preferably, the silver with black rubber for the footing that flows as part of the body, not an aftermarket running board. Finally, something must change with the front of the cars face. Again, the 2007-2009 models still have the edge with their style in that category. I’m certain this must be something John Ikeda is already entertaining and looking forward to his improved version. The running fog lights are a brilliant idea which definitely make the MDX stand out on the road. There could be an argument to bring back the “MDX Sport” with its sporty rims, wider tires, comfort/sport ride and auto-shift. The evolution of the MDX has been incredible over the last two decades, but must continue to evolve!