Acura Automobiles: 2019 Acura ILX Arrives with Dynamic New Styling, Major Technology Upgrades and New A-Spec Treatment

Posted on 04. Oct, 2018 by in Acura Canada

  • Acura Precision Concept-inspired pattern ascent completes pattern mutation of Acura lineup
  • AcuraWatch™ active reserve and driver-assistive record now customary on ILX – and now customary on all Acura sedans and SUVs
  • More Tech: Enhanced dual-screen user interface with new graphics, quicker response, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ formation
  • Significant cost reductions strengthen ILX’s position as gateway to Acura brand
  • 2019 updates will supplement to momentum—ILX has already gained 2.5 points of share this year

The 2019 ILX starts nearing in dealerships Oct 10 with assertive new styling that lends Acura’s gateway sedan a particularly sportier and some-more worldly look, highlighted by a brand’s signature Diamond Pentagon grille. In further to all-new front and back design, a 2019 ILX receives poignant record upgrades and reward cabin appointments, along with an updated A-Spec competition coming variant, and newly customary AcuraWatch™ technology. 

The redesigned 2019 ILX, accessible with Premium, Technology and A-Spec packages, carries a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1) starting during $25,900 (excluding $995 end and handling), a $2,200 rebate from a effusive model. At a tip of a lineup, a 2019 ILX A-Spec with Technology Package now lists for only $31,550, a rebate $3,550 from a 2018 model.

“The vicious goal of ILX is to move new buyers into a brand, and a whole product and pricing plan reflects that focus,” pronounced Jon Ikeda, Acura clamp boss ubiquitous manager. “We trust that what we’ve finished with ILX from a pattern and record standpoint, together with assertive pricing, will strengthen a position as a gateway sedan and as a shred personality in terms of attracting millennial buyers.”

With a largest share of millennial buyers of any indication in a reward compress sedan segment, a 2019 ILX gains some-more lush and sporty cabin appointments while upping a record – with an accessible quicker, some-more manageable dual-screen user interface featuring updated graphics, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. All ILX models are powered by a sporty, naturally aspirated, 201-horsepower (SAE net), 2.4-liter, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC™ engine corresponding to a quick-shifting 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

The 2019 ILX is offering in 7 extraneous colors, including 5 all-new hues – Platinum White Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl2, Performance Red Pearl2, Canyon Bronze Metallic2 and A-Spec-exclusive Apex Blue Pearl2 – in further to a now accessible Lunar Silver Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic. The interior tone palette includes new-for-2019 Espresso, along with Graystone and Ebony. Exclusive A-Spec interior colors are Ebony and Red, both with black Ultrasuede™ inserts.

Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Fresh Design

For 2019, ILX is all-new from a A-pillars forward, including a new Acura signature Diamond Pentagon grille, framed by 7-element Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and a some-more neatly sculpted hood. The new styling carries by to a back with an all-new decklid, fascia, LED taillights and reduce diffuser with unprotected empty finisher. All-new circle designs for 2019 embody a 17-inch separate 5-spoke circle with trim specific finishes and an A-Spec disdainful 18-inch wheel.

Inside, a 2019 Acura ILX receives some-more intricately styled and reshaped competition seats, front and rear, with accessible high-contrast piping and stitching. All ILXs now underline 2-way energy tractable lumbar support for a driver’s seat. Additional interior enhancements embody a silver-finished lurch trim with chrome insert and a machine-finished ignition button.

Technology Climbing

The 2019 ILX is versed with an accessible rested dual-screen On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™ 2.0) interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. New program offers some-more discerning menus and authority structures and improves complement response time, for a seamless and rapid user knowledge – approximately 30 percent faster. An extended 7-inch touchscreen has a capacitive arrangement that is some-more manageable to hold and is positioned within easy strech of a motorist and front passenger.

For 2019, each ILX comes customary with a AcuraWatch™ apartment of active reserve and driver-assistive technology, including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW). AcuraWatch™ technologies are now customary apparatus opposite a whole Acura lineup.

In addition, ILX continues to be versed with Acura’s Advance Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure and with additional customary reserve and motorist assistive features, including Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control, an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, modernized front airbags, motorist and front newcomer side airbags, side screen airbags, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and walking injury-mitigation pattern features, along with Acura’s accessible blind mark information (BSI) complement and back cranky trade monitor.

Updated A-Spec

The new ILX A-Spec, accessible with Premium and Technology Packages, joins a TLX sedan and a RDX and MDX SUVs in receiving a latest-generation A-Spec treatment, with a some-more particular and simply tangible performance-inspired character, inside and out.

On a exterior, a new ILX A-Spec is renowned by dim chrome trim for a front grille and reduce fascia, LED haze lights, dim coming for a headlights and taillights, and a gloss-black decklid spoiler. A-Spec models underline 18-inch wheels with an assertive new pattern and Shark Gray finish. Apex Blue Pearl, also found on A-Spec variants of RDX and MDX, is now accessible on a ILX A-Spec.

Interior enhancements for a ILX A-Spec embody a graphite-silver lurch accent with chrome insert, A-Spec badged steering circle with contrariety stitching and aluminum competition pedals. The all-new competition seats are finished in A-Spec disdainful Ebony or Red leather with black Ultrasuede® core panels and high contrariety stitching.

ILX Leadership

Acura ILX serves a singular and critical purpose as a gateway automobile to a Acura brand, bringing in a many first-time Acura business and youngest buyers. ILX also stays a tip choice in a entrance oppulance segment, gaining some-more than 2.5 points of sell marketplace share in a initial 8 months of a year and capturing a tip commission of millennials of any indication in segment, something it has finished in each year given 2013. ILX recently surfaced attention peculiarity rankings in a segment, receiving a Power Circle Rating of 5 out of 5 and a peculiarity endowment in a Small Premium Car shred in a J.D. Power and Associates 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS). Acura ILX also prisoner a tip mark in a entry-luxury automobile difficulty in Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Luxury Brand Awards – with Acura a #1 ranked code for a third year in a row.

Summary of What’s New for 2019

  • Diamond Pentagon Grille
  • 7-element Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights
  • New Exterior Colors: Platinum White Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, Canyon Bronze Metallic and A-Spec-exclusive Apex Blue Pearl
  • LED taillights
  • Lower diffuser with unprotected empty finisher
  • 17-inch separate 5-spoke amalgamate wheels with trim-specific finishes
  • Intricately styled and reshaped front and back competition seats (with accessible high-contrast piping and stitching) 
  • Driver 2-way energy lumbar control
  • Silver-finished lurch trim with chrome insert
  • Machine-finished engine ignition button
  • Available new dual-screen On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™ 2.0) interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration 
  • Standard AcuraWatch™ apartment of active reserve and driver-assistive record

New for A-Spec:

  • All-new 18-inch wheel
  • All-new competition seats with Ebony or Red leather with black Ultrasuede™ core panels and high-contrast stitching
  • Upgraded front grille and reduce fascia with dim chrome  
  • LED haze lights 
  • New headlights and taillights with darkened appearance 
  • Gloss-black decklid spoiler (previously physique color) 
  • Graphite china lurch accent with chrome insert 
  • A-Spec-badged steering circle with contrariety stitching 

Essential Specifications (Standard ILX)

Colors – Exterior Interior

Feature/Package Summary

About Acura

Acura is a heading automotive oppulance nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a joining to evocative styling, high opening and innovative engineering, all built on a substructure of peculiarity and reliability. The Acura lineup facilities 6 particular models – a RLX reward oppulance sedan, a TLX opening oppulance sedan, a ILX competition sedan, a five-passenger RDX oppulance crossover SUV, a seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV, and a next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of a 6 models in a Acura lineup are done exclusively in executive Ohio, regulating domestic and globally-sourced parts, including a ILX and TLX oppulance sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), a RDX and MDX oppulance SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and a Acura NSX supercar, that is built to sequence during a Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

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1 MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) incompatible tax, license, registration, $995 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.
2 Premium Paint, additional $400 MSRP
3 MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) incompatible tax, license, registration, $995 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.
4 Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings; Use for comparison functions only; Your mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions, and other factors.

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