Acura Set to Launch More Powerful, Technologically Advanced and Luxuriously Equipped 2016 Acura ILX Sport Sedan
Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:
Nov 20, 2014 – LOS ANGELES, Calif.
- Re-engineered ILX delivers exceptional performance with new standard 201-horsepower direct-injected engine and 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter
- Available AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies sets a new benchmark in the entry-luxury segment
- New grades increase customer choice with premium features, style and technology; New A-SPEC variant adds package of sporty design elements inside and out
Acura took the wraps off its restyled, reengineered and reborn 2016 ILX sports sedan today, launching at Acura dealerships nationwide in early 2015. The 2016 Acura ILX delivers more strongly than ever before on its mission as the gateway to the Acura lineup with a major injection of Acura performance DNA, courtesy of its new 201-horsepower, directed-injected i-VTEC engine and 8-speed dual-clutch transmission for all models, the same advanced engine and transmission combination that powers the just-launched TLX.
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This year’s LA Auto Show Design Challenge theme asks the question: “How Will Cars Interact with Us In 2029?” Honda USA’s entry, the Acura Human/Machine Interface(HMI) Concept explores the possibilities of shape-shifting surfaces controlled by the passenger through mental and physical connections.
2029: Technology and human beings have converged to allow a deeper level of interactivity between human and machine. Implants are common – they allow humans to connect with objects and modify them mentally and physically; they enable an enhanced experience when it comes to comfort and efficiency. This allows technology not only to cater to the needs of a passenger, but also to anticipate them. The future interior of the autonomous Acura car will be a sandbox for creativity and usability, giving our vehicles a greater role in passengers’ everyday lives. Our concept is comprised of an exterior and interior shell, connected through a modular adjustable mesh that can flex and shape to custom-fit a passenger’s needs. The interior is also constructed out of a fabric-like material that can be changed by simply pushing or pulling on surfaces that can accommodate one or two passengers. With the help of biometrics and after repeated use, the vehicle will learn the preferences of each user and anticipate their needs by changing its shape.
Visit laautoshow.com for more on the LA Auto Show Design Challenge.
[Source: Los Angeles Auto Show]
Here’s something different from Acura of North Toronto. Looking to stand out in a bright and bold way, the dealership took a pair of Crystal Black Pearl Acura TLXs and wrapped one in matte yellow, the other in metallic matte blue. To add contrast and a little more style, they kept the roof and side mirrors black, tinted the windows, and wrapped the grilles in matte black. The look is very polarizing, but it should definitely turn some heads.
Thanks to Michael from Acura of North Toronto for sharing the photos.
[Source: Acura of North Toronto]
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.
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.