Monday, November 24, 2014

2016 Acura ILX Goes On Sale Early Next Year

The 2016 Acura ILX sports sedan gets 50 more horsepower with a new 201 horsepower 2.4-liter 16-valve, direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC engine and 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter and paddle-controlled Sequential Sport Shift for all models, the same engine and transmission combination that powers the just-launched TLX. New front and rear styling cues include standard Jewel EyeTM LED headlights, front grille and rear LED combination lights, plus a restyled 17-inch, 10-spoke aluminum alloy wheel. The new ILX A-SPEC package features a sporty side sill garnish, trunk spoiler, front fog lights and new 18-inch, 10-spoke machined alloy wheels with gloss black insets.

All ILX models can be equipped with the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies that includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, a Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, as well as Road Departure Mitigation and an enhanced Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (including Forward Collision Warning) with sensor fusion technology that enables new capabilities including pedestrian sensing. The Acura entry-level ILX goes on sale early next year.