Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:
Catch the Debut of the 2016 Acura ILX at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
10/20/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.
Big Changes in Store for Acura’s Sport Sedan
Acura is preparing to unveil a substantially new 2016 ILX at the L.A. Auto Show next month as the brand aims to raise the stakes again in the entry-premium sedan segment. Already bringing in more buyers under the age of 35 to the segment than any other entry-premium model, the new 2016 ILX stands to solidify and broaden its appeal with a comprehensive update that includes a potent new powertrain, more forceful, sporty exterior styling, and substantially upgraded interior design.
Much like its hot new stable mate—the brand new TLX—the 2016 ILX will bring a sharper performance focus while delivering a greater set of high-value comfort, convenience and safety features that consumers desire in the increasingly competitive entry-luxury field.
Catch the unveiling of the ILX on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in the Acura booth at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
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.
When Acura’s John Watts handed me the key to my 2013 Acura ILX 6-speed on June 12, 2012, I don’t think he realized just how quickly I was going to put that car through its paces. By the time it was a year old, its mileage had already taken it out of warranty. And now, some 28 months after driving off into the sunset with a factory-fresh 16-mile ILX, it’s surpassed the 100,000 mile mark. And it’s done so with flying colors – just routine maintenance and an occasional wash.
Will I take this ILX as far as my now-531,000 mile 1994 Legend? I’m still not sure. But, I’ll confirm with a certainty that Acura has definitely still “got it.” The ILX is as solid today as ever, and it seems anxious every day to start up and to continue this mileage crusade. Thanks again to Acura for the chance to spend some time behind the wheel.
See you at the next checkpoint.
Head over to Drive to Five Legendary Quest for 500,000 Miles (And Beyond) for more on the 100,000 milestone.
[Source: Tyson Hugie - Drive to Five]
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.
Speaking with Honda Executive Koichi Fukuo in Japan, Automotive News has reported Acura is considering a new long-term plan, one that could see all-wheel drive as a standard feature on all future models.
Fukuo specifically mentions the success of Subaru, which offers AWD standard on all its models except the BRZ Coupe. “Looking at Subaru, I felt that we have to have a strong, clear direction as a brand… What’s important is to have the technology, styling and performance to evolve all together. Otherwise, I don’t think we can increase the number of loyal customers, so-called Acurists.” Fukuo told Automotive News.
Automotive News says the AWD plan is one of many ideas to “rethink the brand” and that nothing has been finalized. While a transition to an all-AWD Acura lineup could take a few years, the idea of having an AWD option for every model isn’t far away. Currently the only Acura model without AWD as an option is the ILX.
Read the full article at autonews.com – Acura takes page from Subaru.
[Source: Automotive News]
Attention thrill seekers, Acura wants you to win a specialized prize package tailored to your kind of thrill. Acura collaborated with ten editors and web personalities to create ten different Thrill Kit experiences, each one brings the thrill of the TLX to life in a unique way.
Of the 10 Thrill Kits up for grabs, my personal pick would be the Ruben Hughes Thrill Kit which includes a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter, Google Glass Explorer Edition glasses, a Leica D-LUX 6 Digital Camera and a Lexdray Boulder Pack backpack.
With a Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter aerial drone I could literally take my Acura photography to a higher level – from the skies!
Check out all ten Thrill Kits and enter for a chance to win at acura.com - The Acura TLX “It’s That Kind of Thrill” Sweepstakes.
No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of 50 U.S. & DC. Ends 11/2/14. Subject to official rules: acura.us/TLXThrillKitsRules