I thought it would be fun to give the new Acura TLX a new front end, one that could give us an idea of what an aggressive Type-S variant might look like. This semi-quick render took about 4 hours, I meant to just play with the front bumper but ended up doing some last minute additions with an alternate TLX GT grille, Type-S badge, and wheels. Admittedly, the front was a bit “Audi RS” inspired. Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.
[Source: Acura Connected]
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.
With the NSX set to return next year I know many Acura fans have been wondering if a more affordable two-door sport coupe will soon follow. Unfortunately I don’t have the answer to that question, but I can show you my rendition of what it might look like.
While automotive renderings are not my specialty, I did attempt to use current Acura styling and incorporate aggressive features like the large air inlets, front spoiler and a strong shoulder line. The dimensions will be similar to the current BMW 4-series Coupe, as I based the proportions on a photo of that model. It would also explain why this rendering has some slight “fish-eye” distortion.
The Acura hybrid badge signifies that yes, it will have Sport Hybrid SH-AWD. And heck since this is my rendering I’ve also decided it will get a turbocharged V6 engine.
[Source: Acura Connected]
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.