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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Rendered: 2016 Acura ILX

Posted by   on June 21st, 2014 No comments

2016 Acura ILX Rendering

Here’s another take on a refreshed ILX exterior from graphic artist Hondatalover. The render incorporates Acura’s Jewel Eye headlights and an updated, more aggressive front bumper. Overall I think these changes work really well for the ILX. We expect both exterior and powertrain changes for the 2016 mid-cycle model change. Click here for a 900×450 image.

[Source: Hondatalover]

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2015 Acura ILX On Sale June 18

Posted by   on June 17th, 2014 1 comment

2015 Acura ILX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

2015 ILX Offers Two Powertrain Options plus Premium Features on Acura’s Gateway Luxury Sports Sedan

The feature-packed ILX offerings, including an exhilarating 2.4-liter, 6-speed manual pairing and a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter automatic, provide the Acura experience to entry luxury customers

06/17/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Going on sale June 18, 2014 the 2015 Acura ILX lineup provides new luxury buyers with numerous ways to join the Acura family with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP1) starting at $27,050. The ILX is available in four grade levels offering different blends of performance and premium features plus Acura refinement and quality in a sleek, sporty and luxurious package.

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Acura ILX Wins 2014 IntelliChoice Best Overall Value of the Year Award

Posted by   on April 7th, 2014 No comments

2014 Acura ILX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

ILX takes top spot in Premium Compact Passenger Car category

04/07/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The Acura ILX luxury sports sedan has earned the 2014 IntelliChoice Best Overall Value of the Year Award in the Premium Compact Passenger Car category. The IntelliChoice award is based on analysis of every new model sold in the United States and identifies those that have low total ownership costs and lower than expected costs over time when compared to similar models.

“With great performance, premium features and a luxurious interior, ILX is the very definition of value on a luxury scale,” said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of the Acura Division. “This Overall Best Value award demonstrates customers can step into luxury through this great gateway to the Acura lineup of luxury vehicles.”

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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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Acura ILX Wins E1 Class at 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Posted by   on December 9th, 2013 No comments

Team Honda Research West Takes Acura ILX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Team Honda Research West Takes Acura ILX To Class Victory at 25 Hours of Thunderhill

12/09/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Team Honda Research West claimed the E1 class victory Sunday in the 11th running of the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, as Acura entries from THRW and Fantasy Junction took three of the top four E1 finishing positions in the challenging endurance contest that concluded the 2013 National Auto Sports Association season.

As the checkers flew at the end of 25 hours, during which unseasonably cool temperatures dipped as low as 25 degrees overnight, it was the #27 THRW Acura taking the E1 victory with an eighth-place overall finish, and, a healthy seven-lap margin over a large field that included a trio of works-run Mazda 6 diesel entries.  An Acura RSX fielded by the Fantasy Junction team finished second in class, ninth overall, with the second, #25 THRW Acura ILX, fourth.

Prior to prevailing on track at Thunderhill, the Acura ILX also recently earned two 2013 Motorists Choice Awards for IntelliChoice and AutoPacific for the premium market segment in the Youthful and Cosmopolitan categories.  IntelliChoice and AutoPacific define the “Youthful” winner as a vehicle that “makes you feel young when you own it.” While “Cosmopolitan” is defined as a car that “provides prestige or quiet refuge within a city setting.”

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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.

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Rendered: Acura ILX Wagon

Posted by   on November 8th, 2013 3 comments

Acura ILX Wagon

This is the second time an Acura ILX Wagon has been rendered in less than a month’s time, maybe there really is a market for a new sporty hatchback from Acura? The designer Hondatalover has a few small requests though: the new ILX Wagon should be offered with a V6 engine and SH-AWD. If only it were possible.

Check out some of Hondatalover’s clean cut renderings in the gallery above.

[Source: Hondatalover]

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