Tyson Hugie’s ILX Experience

Tyson Hugie and Jon Ikeda

Tyson Hugie and Acura Chief Designer Jon Ikeda

Acura Enthusiast Tyson Hugie was invited to Acura headquarters in Torrance, California to learn more about the ILX directly from the design team. Hear him discuss the ILX’s exterior and interior design in the videos below.

There’s still more coming up from Tyson, so follow his ILX Experience and ask him a question through Acura’s Facebook page

[Source: Acura via FaceBook, Acura via YouTube]

Drive to Five’s Tyson Hugie Discusses the ILX

 Tyson Hugie and John Watts Discuss the ILX

Tyson Hugie and John Watts Discuss the ILX

The newest model of the Acura family showed its true production form yesterday, revealing some improved adjustments to an already beautiful concept design. If the 2013 ILX is an indication of where Acura design is headed, I’m definitely looking forward to the next generation of vehicles.

Back in January, Acura launched a full-on assault with the unveiling of three new concepts at the North American International Auto Show. Among the invited media in Detroit was the “Legendary” Tyson Hugie of Drive to Five, seen scoping out the hot new ILX Concept fresh out of its box. Hear some of Tyson’s first impressions of the ILX as he chats with Acura’s John Watts, John Ikeda and Jeff Conrad in the series of clips below.


Video: Jon Ikeda walk-around of all 3 Acura Concepts

Jon Ikeda
Acura Chief Designer Jon Ikeda

Acura Chief Designer Jon Ikeda shares his insight on the Acura concepts shown at NAIAS 2012 in a series of videos produced by the Temple of VTEC team. Find out which design features are staying, and which are still a work in progress. View the three clips on vtec.net.

[Source: Temple of VTEC]

Acura Chief Designer Jon Ikeda’s 5 Favorites on the NSX Concept

Acura NSX Concept - Photo by Automobile Magazine

Automobile Magazine caught up with Acura’s Chief Designer Jon Ikeda at the 2012 NAIAS last week for a little discussion on the NSX Concept. A short article about the meeting revealed Ikeda’s five favorite aspects of the vehicle: Proportion, Size, Front-end graphics/roof pillars, Wheels, and Emotion. Visit automobilemag.com for more on Ikeda’s take on the NSX.

If you want to look back about five years, here’s a video interview from Road & Track featuring Jon Ikeda shortly after the Acura ASCC(Advanced Sports Car Concept) debut at NAIAS 2007.

[Source: Automobile Magazine, Road & Track]