A Look at the 2016 Acura ILX Aero Kit

Based on these images of a fully accessorized 2016 Acura ILX, I’d have to say this Aero Kit is one of the most aggressive designs Acura has ever offered.

What makes this kit unique is the addition of black, or “carbon fiber” sections on the front and rear underbody spoilers. It’s the first time Acura has used these type of dark accents so prominently, and on lighter colored cars the contrast will be striking. I’m doubtful that the pieces will actually be carbon fiber, but they do seem to have a different texture or pattern that is distinguishable from the rest of the body-colored attachments. To me the front bumper styling is very BMW M3ish, and that’s a good thing for those looking for an aggressive sporty look.

View all 2016 Acura ILX Accessories on acura.com.

[Source: Acura]

Redesigned 2016 Acura ILX Now On Sale

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

The 2016 Acura ILX Redesigned, Reengineered and Reborn as an Even Stronger, More Athletic, and More Refined Sports Sedan

Feb 10, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • All new high-performance 2.4-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC engine with 8-speed DCT
  • Jewel Eye™ LED headlights highlight new sporty and elegant exterior design
  • Segment leading standard feature content including available AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive features

With more features, more leading-edge technology and a major injection of Acura DNA, the 2016 ILX goes on sale today as the Acura gateway sports sedan with the performance, technology and style desired by younger luxury buyers.

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Snapshot: 2015 Acura ILX vs 2016 Acura ILX

2016 Acura ILX

Automobile Magazine Editor Joey Capparella tweeted this side-by-side comparison photo of a 2015 ILX and a 2016 ILX.

“The new headlights and grille really do improve the 2016 ILX’s front end compared to the old model #2016ILX #Acura

While the 2016 model does look like the fresher design, I still admire the older model for its simpler and refined styling. To me the changes are similar to how Acura updated the TSX from 2005 to the MMC 2006 MY. I still prefer the front of the 2005 TSX.

[Source: @AM_Capparella via Twitter]

Acura Celebrates 20 Years of Manufacturing in America

2016 Acura ILX at Marysville, Ohio Auto Plant

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

New 2016 Acura ILX Begins Production as Brand Marks 20th Anniversary Of Manufacturing in America

Jan 27, 2015 – MARYSVILLE, Ohio

  • Acura marks major milestone with U.S. sales of two-million North American-made Acura vehicles
  • ILX production begins today at Marysville, Ohio Auto Plant

The Acura brand today celebrated sales in the U.S. of the 2 millionth North American-made Acura vehicle, 20 years after Acura production began in the U.S., as the first new 2016 Acura ILX sports sedan rolled off the assembly line at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio. The redesigned and reengineered 2016 ILX delivers more performance, more advanced technology and more luxury refinement than ever before.

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Video: 2016 ILX Lightning in a Bottle Commercial

An Acura engineer captures a little something extra to infuse into the 2016 Acura ILX. The music featured is a beautiful instrumental version of “Where Is My Mind” by the Pixies. See the 1-minute version of the commercial below.

“You never know when inspiration will strike. The new 2016 ILX with an 8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission and 2.4 liter iVTEC engine. Catch it if you can.” - Acura via YouTube

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Snapshots: Acura ILX at the 2014 25 Hours of Thunderhill

2016 Acura ILX Endurance Racer

Team Honda Research-West (THR-W) returns to the 25 Hours of Thunderhill with two updated Acura ILX Endurance Racers. We don’t know much about this year’s cars, but it’s clear they are now sporting the exterior features of the 2016 MY Acura ILX.

The race is now underway at Thunderhill Raceway Park in California, and is set to end on Sunday at 12 pm.

UPDATE: #25 Acura ILX has finished 8th overall and 4th in the ES class with 604 laps. #27 Acura ILX completed 546 laps finishing 7th in the ES class.

[Source: Team Honda Research West Race Team via Facebook]