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.
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.
Today Edmunds.com presented a very Civic-looking, yet sharp rendering of what a future ILX Coupe would look like, and in the same breath announced that it’s unlikely that Acura will ever build such a model. Edmunds.com says Honda previously hinted at a coupe variant, but with sales numbers not quite where they should be, Edmunds now thinks the addition of a coupe is “less likely”.
We’ve heard the 2014 ILX will come with some nice upgrades, hopefully it’s enough for a huge sales boost.
Head over to Edmunds.com for the full post - Edmunds.com: 2015 Acura ILX Coupe Is Dead
Today Honda announced that a new Acura concept model will be making its world premiere at Auto Shanghai 2013 later this month. Providing the teaser sketch shown above, the only other detail given is that the new model is “scheduled to be introduced to the Chinese market in the future”. The press release did however refer to it as a “global concept model”:
“Acura will exhibit the world premiere of the global concept model. In addition, the Chinese version of the all-new RLX, Acura’s next generation flagship model, will be introduced for the first time in China.”
Along with the NSX Concept, these are the other Acura models listed to appear at the Auto Shanghai Exhibit: RLX (China premiere), RDX, MDX, ZDX, ILX, TL
The Acura concept model world premiere is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 at Auto Shanghai 2013.
[Source: Honda Worldwide]
Remco M creates his take on what Acura’s next coupe should look like with these renderings of a modified ILX. You’ll notice the lower front fascia incorporates some features from the current TL, while the reshaped headlights and tail lights take cues from the 2002-2004 RSX. Take a closer look at Remco’s 2-door ILX with the images below: