Acura Automobiles: 2016 Acura ILX

Posted on 10. Feb, 2015 by in Acura Canada

The 2016 ILX boasts energetic new front and behind styling cues, including customary Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, multiple LED taillights and accessible upsized wheels and tires. The new LED headlights and taillights are complemented by a new pattern Acura grille and front and behind fasciae. Sleek, sporty and aerodynamically efficient, a new Acura ILX extraneous concurrently combines themes of luxury, opening and efficiency. The new A-SPEC Package, accessible on Premium and Tech Plus models, gains 18-inch 10-spoke machined-face amalgamate wheels, haze lights, sporty side sill ornament and a rug lid spoiler. The Acura ILX delivers both with a far-reaching stance, prolonged nose and a brief tail that are keen-edged and individualistic, aerodynamically efficient, and immediately tangible as an Acura.

What’s NEW for 2016

  • NEW front fascia and grille design
  • NEW Jewel Eye® LED headlights
  • NEW behind fascia design
  • NEW multiple LED taillights
  • NEW customary 17-inch 10-spoke aluminum wheels
  • NEW customary Active Noise Control
  • NEW Next-Generation ACE physique pattern for softened rigidity, cabin serenity and extended frontal collision performance
  • NEW sound insulating materials and pattern features, including thicker front side doorway glass.
  • NEW A-SPEC Package with haze lights, side sill garnish, rug lid spoiler and new 18-inch machined aluminum wheels
  • NEW Catalina Blue Pearl paint

Design Concept
The ILX’s keen-edged pattern is concurrently irritable and fluid, with energetic forms and fluent lines issuing from a front of a signature Acura grille, along a physique sides and opposite a three-dimensional cabin to a crisply styled trunk.

The latest expansion of Acura’s confidant defense grille facilities a slimmer satin-finish core bar. Flanking a grille are new Jewel Eye® LED headlights, a initial for a entrance reward segment. Each headlight facilities 5 LED clusters that brush outboard from a edges of a new grille and hang into a fenders. Vertically-faceted side pen lights and reflectors are positioned during a outdoor edges of any headlight cluster.

Below a grille is a new pattern front fascia with an aerodynamically tailored revoke dilemma and wider core recess along with a span of taller outboard recesses with a honeycomb grille design. Models versed with a A-SPEC Package embody haze lights.

The prolonged aluminum hood has a executive impression line that flows from a tip of a grille behind to a windshield. Narrow A-pillars means good front prominence by a new acoustic potion windshield.

All ILX models underline body-color side mirrors. The doorway windows are surrounded by satin trim that groups a windows together and visually elongates a cabin shape.

Broad front fenders and conspicuous front and behind circle arches lend a ILX an jaunty presence. The fenders are highlighted with crisp-edged flares that serve stress a ten-spoke circle pattern (18-inch hole on Premium and Tech Plus models with a A-SPEC Package and 17-inch on all others).

The many renowned impression line on a ILX starts behind a front circle arches and afterwards rises as it flows rearward by a front doorway handle, over a behind doorway hoop and behind circle arches, and finally toward a rug lid. This rising impression line imparts a clarity of muscularity and motion, even when a ILX is during rest. At a bottom of a doors lies an additional impression line—a deeply set three-dimensional component that provides a demeanour of rebate during a bottom of a body.

The behind of a cabin emphasizes a coming of a circle arches and compliments a strong, far-reaching behind fenders. The taillight array wraps around a behind fenders and extends onto a behind of a rug lid. The backup lights are located on a rug lid and a CHMSL is located during a tip of a behind window. Models versed with a A-SPEC Package are renowned by a rug lid spoiler that serve improves fuel efficiency.

Body Features
Standard extraneous facilities for a 2016 Acura ILX include:

  • 17-inch hole aluminum wheels (10-spoke with silver-painted surface)
  • P215/45R17 all-season tires
  • Body color, power-actuated, exhilarated side mirrors
  • Power doorway thatch with auto-lock feature
  • 2-speed few windshield wipers (headlight linked)
  • Impact-absorbing body-colored front and behind bumpers
  • Jewel Eye™ LED headlights with Auto On/Off function
  • Combination LED taillights
  • Power windows with automobile up/down feature
  • One-touch appetite moonroof with lean feature
  • Keyless Access System with pushbutton start
  • Multi-View Rear Camera

ILX Premium/Tech Plus with A-SPEC Package
Added extraneous facilities (above Premium/Tech Plus) include:

  • Fog lights
  • Side sill garnish
  • Deck lid spoiler
  • 18-inch machined-face and embellished 10-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P225/40R18 all-season tires
  • Aluminum stop and accelerator pedals

Specifications:

Aerodynamic Efficiency
The ILX’s aerodynamic excellence provides advantages including high fuel efficiency, interior quietness, doing fortitude and low emissions. Numerous engineering sum minister to a ILX’s aerodynamic qualities, starting with a neat surfaces and penetrating edges, surpassing to a scarcely full underbody panels.

  • Front Fascia – A spoiler located during a revoke dilemma of a front fascia reduces aerodynamic drag and lift, that improves steering feel during high speeds.
  • Front Bumper Cover – Optimizing a front buffer dilemma figure reduces aerodynamic drag during a front tires.
  • A Pillars – Streamlined A-pillars revoke turbulence, aerodynamic drag and breeze noise.
  • Wheel Strakes – Located brazen of a front and behind wheels, special aero strakes assistance pierce atmosphere uniformly around a tires, shortening side aerodynamic drag.
  • Full Undercover – To well-spoken airflow underneath a ILX, an clandestine starts behind a front fascia, extends underneath a engine, cabin and fuel tank, while also covering a open space behind a behind cessation and underneath a trunk.
  • Rear Deck Lid Spoiler (A-SPEC Package) – Helps atmosphere apart clean off a behind of a vehicle, ensuing in a revoke aerodynamic drag and softened fortitude during aloft speeds.

Outward Visibility
The swept-back position and slight measure of a A-pillars outcome in a far-reaching 84-degree front windshield perspective angle. The behind sightlines are softened due to a plcae of a CHMSL during a roofline rather than on a behind parcel shelf.

Rigid Unit-Body Construction
The ILX utilizes a firm section physique that offers superb float and doing characteristics, as good as low interior sound levels. The tip partial of a instrument panel, A- and C-pillars, building area and behind case approximate are designed for limit strength with low weight. The body’s high torsional acerbity contributes to float comfort and doing pointing that have prolonged been Acura hallmarks. Among a critical section physique constructional elements are:

  • Advanced mechanism displaying ensures limit section physique acerbity with minimal weight, ensuing in rise float and doing qualities with low weight and high fuel efficiency
  • Smooth bucket flows are quite critical for progressing constructional strength via a body. Particular importance on bucket upsurge was done during these areas:
  • Lower B-pillars
  • Lower C-pillars
  • Rear circle houses
  • Floor panel
  • Lower corners of a front bulkhead
  • Side of a parcel shelf
  • Rear cessation open base
  • Floor tunnel
  • Rear building cranky member
  • Mid building cranky member

Further growth of this judgment for 2016 again enhances physique acerbity and contributes to softened float quality. Among a changes this year are stiffened B-pillars, an combined floorpan hovel prop and cranky member, and stiffeners in a C-pillar, behind wheelhouse, side sills and behind parcel shelf. These and other changes assistance boost a robustness of a ILX physique structure and newcomer collision protection, including a targeted GOOD rating in a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety small-overlap frontal pile-up test.

High-Strength Steel
For high strength that fosters long-term durability, a Acura ILX utilizes high-strength steel (HSS) in some-more than 50 percent of a physique structure. This high-grade, high-tensile steel provides a compulsory strength for these enhancements but adding extreme weight, that in spin improves a ILX’s steering and doing precision, while also enhancing fuel economy.

Various grades of steel are used in opposite areas of a physique according to need. These include:

  • 780 and 980 class HSS – Inside sill, front building cranky member, front check extension, etc. (for 8% of a section body)
  • 590 class HSS – Used for many constructional bucket paths for ACE™, including front side frame, front building frame, core hovel frame, mid-floor cranky member, behind support and core post stiffener (for 38% of a section body)
  • 440 class HSS – Dashboard revoke panel, behind check base, etc. (for 4% of a section body)
  • 270 class steel – Outer skin panels, building panels, etc. (for 42% of a section body)

Aluminum
Aluminum stampings are used in certain locations to revoke a ILX’s quell weight, that provides additional advantages in doing and fuel efficiency. Among a aluminum physique components are a hood and front buffer beam.

Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body Structure
The 2016 ILX employs a Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure. This uses a network of companion constructional elements, now contracting an even larger volume of high-tensile steel to catch and discharge pile-up appetite in a newcomer compartment. This extended frontal pile-up appetite government can also assistance to some-more uniformly sunder a army eliminated to other vehicles in a crash. Additionally, Next-Generation ACE helps minimize a intensity for under-ride or over-ride situations that can occur during frontal impacts should a ILX hit with another automobile of a opposite size.

Collision Safety Targets
The 2016 ILX is designed to some-more good catch and allot a appetite in a frontal collision and targets a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA*) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including a targeted GOOD rating in a IIHS small-overlap frontal pile-up test.

*Government star ratings are partial of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov).

Cargo Area

The ILX case area facilities a far-reaching opening and low lift-over tallness for easy loading and dismissal of items. The case interior is clean designed with uniformly finished hinges and reward row fit. Inside is a high-quality molded lining. A proxy gangling tire is located underneath a case building panel.

The case bucket volume is 12.4 cubic feet, or 12.3 cubic feet with a Premium, Tech Plus and A-SPEC packages. The ILX can accommodate a poignant volume of massive cargo, including 3 golf bags, dual vast normal suitcases, a vast cooler or a wheelchair. When some-more space is indispensable for cargo, a one-piece fold-down behind seatback can be lowered to exhibit a bucket pass-through to a behind chair area.

NVH Design Features
Extensive measures have been employed to discharge noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) from a newcomer cabin of a ILX. Extensive research of systems and components – from a engine and delivery and their ascent systems, to a section body, framework and interior – outcome in a rebate in NVH in all handling parameters, quite during highway cruising speeds. Key pattern elements include:

Vibration Mitigation

  • Special attenuation for engine and delivery mounts, steering and cessation systems
  • NEW Increased siege for side engine mountain and delivery mount
  • Sound-reduction atmosphere intake system
  • Body quivering damping system
  • Rigid building panels
  • Low-vibration radiator support
  • Stiffeners in behind physique panels and trunk
  • Highly firm building areas

Sound-absorbing Materials

  • Front middle buffer insulators
  • Carpet mass tuned for limit sound absorption
  • Rear physique tray insulator
  • Tuned insulator panels
  • Sound interesting behind middle buffer materials
  • NEW Noise attenuator combined to wheels
  • NEW urethane behind buffer bulkhead inserts
  • NEW noise-insulating behind parcel shelf lining

Sound-absorbing Glass

  • 4.5 mm acoustic windshield glass
  • NEW Thicker, 5 mm front doorway glass
  • 3.5 mm behind doorway glass
  • Full-width sealer during bottom of windshield

Sealers and Insulators
Numerous sealers, sound absorbers and insulations are employed to catch noise, including:

  • Floor warp piece with cosmetic constraining covering located underneath a seating area and behind physique area
  • Broad use of Thinsulate™ insulating material

Active Noise Control
Now customary on all ILX models, Active Noise Control captures low-end drivetrain frequencies entering a cabin, and afterwards creates a precisely timed reverse-phase audio vigilance to cancel them. The outcome is a rebate in empty sepulchral sound as good as highway noise. Overall, a estimable 10-dB rebate in neglected sound is attained.

Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
New Jewel Eye® light-emitting diode (LED) headlights with an Auto On/Off underline reinstate a projector-beam halogen headlights and HID headlights on prior ILX models. Creating a thespian new light signature, a Jewel Eye LED headlights are decorated in unconditional erratic lines using from a new grille’s core bar and jacket into a fenders. Each Jewel Eye section is stoical of 5 vast high-output full LED clusters. The 3 utmost LED lights are employed for low beams, while a innermost dual are dedicated as high beams. LEDs are also deployed for a daytime using light (DRL) function, with a light siren that runs along a bottom dilemma of a 5 headlamps. Altogether, they emanate a thespian and particular coming with higher lighting capability.

Light Distribution
Both a low- and apart high-beam LED headlights offer superb opening in all night pulling conditions, including highway, circuitous roads, intersections, and in severe continue conditions. The outcome is that a motorist can see serve with uniformity, creation high-speed night pulling easier and reduction fatiguing. 

LED headlights offer a brighter light than halogens and a warmer tinge than HIDs. The full LED headlights furnish light during around 5500 kelvin, that is tighten to a tinge of healthy sunlight. LED headlights concede drivers to understand contrariety some-more easily, so shortening eye strain.

A outline of LED advantages include:

  • Outstanding light distribution
  • Excellent apart enlightenment performance
  • Clear enlightenment of a highway aspect and white lines
  • High prominence of a whole manifest tinge spectrum (white, red, green, blue and yellow) compared to HID and halogen headlights
  • Response time when switching between low and high lamp is shortened
  • Light concurrence is softened between low and high beams

Power Savings
Because LED headlights are fit light producers, they need reduction appetite than compulsory halogen bulbs. This reduces a car’s charging complement load, assisting to save fuel and revoke CO2 emissions. Using only 47 watts total, a ILX’s LED headlights use 57 percent reduction appetite than normal halogen headlights, contributing to a ILX’s altogether handling efficiency.

Long Lasting
Besides producing softened light characteristics with revoke appetite usage, a ILX’s LED headlights are longer lasting. With an estimated life outlook of 10,000 hours, a LED headlights are projected to final adult to 5 times longer than HID headlights and adult to 10 times longer than normal halogen headlight bulbs — contributing to reduction visit deputy and intensity cost savings. Further, their compress wrapping concede for an softened aerodynamic frontal design.

Many states now need a headlights to irradiate when a wipers are operating, so a ILX headlights are related to a windshield wipers. When a motorist activates a windshield wipers a headlights automatically illuminate, even during a daytime. The instrument row lighting does not low as it would during night headlight illumination, however. This assures unchanging high prominence of a gauges. The headlights stay bright for a brief time after a wipers are switched off.

Combination LED Taillights
LED taillights are partial of a ILX’s extensive extraneous lighting array. Highly stylized to enrich a ILX physique design, they are also brighter than normal incandescent-bulb taillights, with a longer projected lifespan. Use of LEDs allows a further of a “light pipe” styling component fluctuating opposite a core of a lenses, contributing to a ILX’s singular mix of pattern and engineering. The ILX taillight complement facilities illuminated bulbs for a spin vigilance and fill-in lights, and LED enlightenment for a Center High Mount Stop Lamp (CHMSL).

Windshield Wipers
Positioning a ILX’s windshield wipers next a behind dilemma of a hood line keeps them out of a driver’s normal sightline for softened brazen visibility. In addition, a wipers are positioned out of a airflow going over a hood to assistance revoke turmoil that can minister to neglected aerodynamic drag and interior noise.

One-Touch Turn Signals
The ILX spin signals underline a simplified activation to facilitate line changes. One quick, light pull on a turn-signal petiole blinks a spin signals 3 times— a customary series compulsory for line changes. The spin signals competence be entirely activated in a customary demeanour (by pulling a petiole past a detent), that will activate a signals until termination occurs.

Side Mirrors
Aerodynamically made side counterpart housings minimize turmoil and revoke breeze noise. The counterpart housings are physique colored for a some-more integrated appearance. All models embody as customary power-actuated mirrors that are heated. The heating elements assistance mislay condensation, ice and sleet that would impede rearward prophesy and are switched on whenever a behind defroster symbol is depressed.

Expanded-View Driver’s Mirror
The ILX facilities a new stretched perspective side counterpart on a driver-side door. As compulsory by law, a categorical area of a counterpart uses a normal prosaic contemplative craft on a middle apportionment of a counterpart (that is closest to a door), while a outdoor apportionment of a counterpart uses a convex component to yield a broader margin of view. The convex apportionment of a counterpart generates an additional 6.5 degrees of prominence that can support a motorist in detecting other vehicles that competence not have differently been seen in a normal side mirror.

Fuel Tank
Located brazen of a multi-link behind suspension, a fuel tank is assembled of polyethylene for reduced weight and revoke evaporative emissions. The molded combination pattern also allows for a 13.2-gallon fuel capacity. The tank also incorporates a returnless fuel supply complement that helps revoke fog era and reduces altogether weight.

Keyless Access System
All ILX models underline a Keyless Access System with intelligent entrance and pushbutton ignition. The complement has a singular digital temperament that lets a ILX owners benefit entrance to a automobile but carrying to clear it with a remote conductor or a compulsory key. With a Keyless Access Remote in his or her possession, a automobile will be unbarred automatically when a motorist pulls one of a front doorway handles.

Once a doorway is non-stop and a motorist is seated, a complement allows a engine to be started by joyless a stop pedal and pulling a Engine Start/Stop symbol positioned on a instrument panel.

When withdrawal a car, a press of a soft-touch symbol on a outward of possibly front doorway hoop concurrently thatch all a doors. Alternatively, a press of a Lock symbol on a Keyless Access Remote will concurrently close all a doors.

Remote Engine Start
Bi-Directional Keyless Remote Engine Start is accessible as an appendage for U.S. customers. The underline is a preference for owners who competence enterprise to comfortable adult a interior and defrost a windows on a cold day or cold down a cabin with a A/C complement in prohibited continue before pulling away. After dire a close symbol on a special bi-directional keyless remote, a owners starts a engine with a 1-second pull of a engine-start symbol on a remote.

Multi-View Rear Camera
All ILX models underline a multi-view behind camera. The customary ILX displays a picture on a 5-inch arrangement in a instrument panel, while a ILX with a Premium or Tech Plus Package benefaction a rearward perspective on a 8-inch W-VGA tinge navigation monitor. The motorist can name among a choice of tip view, normal perspective or far-reaching view.

When a ILX delivery is placed in Reverse, a perspective from a rear-mounted camera is displayed. To make it easier for a motorist to decider stretch and clearance, plain yellow on-screen discipline prove width, as good as distances of approximately 0.5, 1, 2 and 3 meters (approximately 0.5, 1, 2 and 3 yards) as totalled from a behind of a ILX.

The primary perspective is “Normal View,” that delivers about 130 degrees of rearward visibility. For special conditions, there is a “Wide View,” that delivers some 180 degrees of rearward visibility. The “Top View” generates a straight-down demeanour during a area only rearward of a bumper, so easing maneuvering in parsimonious parking spaces.

Exterior Colors
Six colors supplement play and celebrity to a 2016 ILX. Making a entrance on a ILX is an all-new tinge for Acura: Catalina Blue Pearl.

  • White Orchid Pearl
  • Slate Silver Metallic
  • Graphite Luster Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • NEW Catalina Blue Pearl
  • Basque Red Pearl

Body Accessories
A line of Acura Genuine Accessories was grown concurrently with a ILX to yield automobile personalization for owners. As with all Acura Genuine Accessories, ILX accessories are lonesome by a 4-year/50,000-mile singular guaranty if purchased and commissioned by a play during a time of strange automobile purchase. Available accessories include:

  • Unique 18-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels
  • Front underbody spoiler
  • Rear underbody spoiler
  • Side underbody spoiler
  • Body side molding
  • Rear decklid spoiler
  • Rear appliqué
  • Door dilemma guards
  • Car cover
  • Splash guards
  • Wheel locks
  • Fog lights
  • Remote engine starter
  • Engine retard heater
  • XM Radio designation kit

 

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