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Spied: 2016 Acura ILX?

Posted by   on July 31st, 2014 No comments

 2016 Acura ILX

Spy Photographer Brenda Priddy & Company has posted 3 photos of a suspected 2016 Acura ILX test mule.

“2016 Acura ILX – Lots of camo for a last update before the next generation arrives for the 2018 model year.”- Brenda Priddy & Company

The vehicle’s visible greenhouse and tail lights identify it as an ILX, but there are notable changes to the front bumper, and possibly the front fenders and rear bumper. Along with exterior updates, there have been rumors of powertrain changes for the 2016 mid-cycle model change.

See the rest of the photos on Brenda Priddy & Company’s Facebook page,

[Source: Brenda Priddy & Company via Facebook]

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Rumor: 2015 Acura TLX Details Leaked

Posted by   on April 14th, 2014 3 comments

2015 Acura TLX

A few days before the official Acura TLX unveil at the New York International Auto Show, a TLX Forums member who recently attended a TLX training session shared his notes on the car. Keep in mind the information posted below has not been confirmed.

Two engines:

• 3.5L V6 with specs of 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft. 9-speed automatic transmission is paired with this engine. Acura says that regular shifts will occur at a rate 25% faster than the TL, and paddle shift inputs will be realized up to five times faster than the TL. Regarding fuel economy, both the FWD and AWD models will see an increase of 5 mpg highway over the TL. For city fuel economy ratings, the FWD is up 1 mpg and the AWD model is up 3 mpg over the TL. The SH-AWD system weighs 75% of the weight of the TL’s system, and because it’s smaller, Acura engineers were able to add an under storage space in the trunk (like the RLX). The TLX V6 is about 0.5 seconds faster than the TL in the 0-60mph race.

• 2.4L inline-four cylinder with 206 horsepower and 182 lb-ft. This powertrain features an 8-speed torque converter automatic (the new ZF box?). Expect fuel economy to increase by 2 mpg in the city and by 4 mpg on the highway

More info:

• Internally, Acura is targeting a sales goal of 45,000 TLX models per year. I am confident this model will make targets – it’s quite impressive in person.
• The TLX has about the same wheelbase length as the TL, but the overhangs are 4 inches shorter.
• Auto start-stop is standard (if it’s like the BMW system, I’m turning it off every single time I get in)
• There’s a new sport mode feature called Integrated Dynamic System (IDS) with an optional Sport Plus mode. It changes throttle response and steering feel. It also has an economy mode for when you feel like driving like a grandma.
• Siri Eyes Free is standard. I’m really excited for this!
• Electronic parking brake
• Rear seats fold down for cargo
• TLX FWD model is 150 lbs lighter than the TL FWD!

[Source: TLX Forums]

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2015 Acura TLX Spy Shots from China

Posted by   on April 3rd, 2014 2 comments

2015 Acura TLX Spy Shots

A Chinese website has posted photos of a partially camouflaged China-spec 2015 Acura TLX. These new TLX images don’t reveal much more than previous spy shots, but they do offer more contrast and crisper lines than the last batch which were rather unflattering due to poor light. The lone interior shot shows us an electric parking brake and wood trim.

The North American TLX is set to debut on April 16th at the New York International Auto Show.

Click here to view the gallery

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More 2015 Acura TLX Spy Shots

Posted by   on March 10th, 2014 No comments

2015 Acura TLX Spy Shots

A new batch of 2015 Acura TLX spy shots have emerged today from KGP Photography:

“We caught a couple of undisguised, fresh-from-the-factory 2015 Acura TLX test cars, giving us the first look at at the truly production-spec replacement for the TL and TSX.

The TLX Concept that debuted at the recent North American International Auto Show in Detroit wasn’t exactly a complete look at a showroom-ready TLX. The black and white test cars caught on their post-build shakedown runs reveal toned-down front- and rear-fascias. The concept showcased a deeper front air-dam and more aggressive rear bumper, with flared sculpting and bold chrome accents. Those aggressive details are not found on the final production models, making for a more tame TLX that will enter Acura’s lineup after its New York Auto Show debut.” KGP Photography

UPDATE: Sources at TOV now say that this is not a North American model.

Head over to Temple of VTEC – vtec.net for the full gallery.

[Source: Temple of VTEC]

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2015 Acura TLX Spy Shots

Posted by   on March 9th, 2014 No comments

2015 Acura TLX Spy Shots

Recently posted on AcuraZine were these photos of a camo-tattered 2015 Acura TLX. Originating from a Chinese website this TLX is likely a China spec model, but usually there are minimal exterior differences from North American models. It looks like the “gap” in the lower front bumper has been closed, reminding me a bit of the third generation TL. We also get a first peek inside the TLX, and it appears to have the dual screen centre console set up found in the RLX and MDX.

[Source: auto.sohu.com]

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Motor Trend: Production 2015 Acura TLX Caught Testing

Posted by   on January 27th, 2014 3 comments

Motor Trend: 2015 Acura TLX Caught Testing

A Motor Trend Editor has caught what appears to be a lightly camouflaged production 2015 Acura TLX. The three photos posted today reveal a slightly toned down version of the TLX Prototype, with less chrome and a few simplified features. Gone are the funky side mirrors which we knew wouldn’t make it, and to the dismay of many, no sign of exhaust tips.

Check out the full scoop at motortrend.com - 2015 Acura TLX Caught Testing Weeks After Detroit Debut.

[Source: Motor Trend]

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Rendered: Acura ILX with Jewel Eye Headlights and Mods

Posted by   on January 3rd, 2014 2 comments

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Jewel Eye LED headlights have become a distinguishing feature on all of Acura’s newest models, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if they were integrated in an ILX mid-cycle refresh for the 2015 model year. The impressive renders above from AcuraZine members usdmJON and Timmy18 give us an idea of how they might look on some modified ILXs.

The first image is the cleanest, incorporating the Jewel Eyes, chrome trim, and an LED strip similar to the ILX Concept. The second render is a bit more aggressive with Mugen Accord accessories bolted on. Lastly, we see an ILX with some lower bumper work and the adoption of an Acura SUV-X style grille.

Check out the ILX photoshop and renderings thread on AcuraZine for more.

[Source: usdmJONTimmy18]

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1.5L VTEC Turbo ILX?

Posted by   on November 20th, 2013 No comments

1.5L VTEC Turbo ILX

Earlier this week Honda announced development of new direct injection turbo engines in three displacement variations - 2.0L, 1.5L and 1.0L. With most of the media attention focused on the Civic Type R Prototype and its 2.0L +280 hp engine, the fact that an ILX was used as a test mule at the Tochigi test track went mostly unreported. While it’s not uncommon for Honda to use current models as test mules to showcase new technology, a 1.5L turbo would certainly make sense for a future iteration of the ILX.

Honda’s new Earth Dreams Technology 1.5L turbo engine reportedly makes 201-hp and 192 lb-ft of torque.

[Image Source: Response jp]

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