Acura Automobiles: Acura ILX Ups the Game with Major Refresh for 2019; New Styling, Improved Tech, and New A-Spec Treatment

Posted on 05. Sep, 2018 by in Acura Canada

  • ILX completes mutation of new Acura pattern temperament opposite lineup
  • All Acura sedans and SUVs now underline AcuraWatch™ active reserve and driver-assistive record standard, a oppulance initial
  • Enhanced dual-screen user interface with new graphics, quicker response, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration
  • ILX warranted tip Initial Quality Study (IQS) ranking in-segment for 2018

Acura’s gateway competition sedan, a rested and significantly upgraded 2019 ILX, debuts today, brazen of a Oct marketplace launch. Continuing to constraint a tip commission of millennial buyers of any indication in-segment, a 2019 ILX delivers a sportier and some-more worldly design, reward cabin materials, tech-savvy facilities and particular A-Spec competition coming variant. With a focus of Acura’s signature Diamond Pentagon Grille to a 2019 ILX, a mutation of a brand’s pattern language, desirous by a Acura Precision Concept, now stretches opposite a line-up.

Additional upgrades for 2019 embody customary AcuraWatch™ active reserve and driver-assistive record and some-more lush and sporty cabin appointments, as good as an accessible quicker, some-more manageable dual-screen user interface with updated graphics, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. All ILX models are powered by a naturally aspirated 201-horsepower, 2.4-liter, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC™ 4-cylinder engine corresponding to a quick-shifting 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

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 4 points of sell marketplace share in a initial half 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.

Sporty, Sophisticated Refresh
For 2019, ILX gets a styling modernise to broach a some-more sporty and reward vibe. ILX is all-new from a A-pillars brazen – desirous by a Acura Precision Concept. The new face of ILX emanates from Acura’s signature Diamond Pentagon Grille, framed by 7-element Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and a some-more neatly sculpted hood. The Precision Concept styling thesis continues during a back with an all-new decklid, fascia, LED taillights and reduce diffuser with unprotected empty outlet. All-new circle designs for 2019 embody a 17-inch split-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 energy tractable lumbar for a driver’s seat. Additional interior enhancements embody a silver-finished lurch trim with a chrome insert and a machine-finished push-button start.

The 2019 ILX’s extraneous tone palette expands with 5 new colors – Platinum White Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl1, Performance Red Pearl1, Canyon Bronze Metallic1 and A-Spec-exclusive Apex Blue Pearl1 – in further to a stream offerings of Lunar Silver Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic. The interior colors accessible embody a new-for-2019 Espresso, along with Graystone and Ebony. Exclusive A-Spec interior colors are Ebony and Red, both with Ultrasuede™ inserts.

ILX A-Spec
The new ILX A-Spec, accessible with Premium and Technology Packages, joins a TLX sedan and a RDX and MDX sport-utes 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.

Technology Enhancements
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). This creates Acura a usually oppulance code to yield these facilities as customary apparatus opposite all a sedans and SUVs.

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.

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™ compatibility. New program improves complement response time, charity some-more discerning menus and authority structures 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.

The 2019 Acura ILX will start nearing during Acura dealers national in Oct of this year.

About Acura
Acura is a heading automotive oppulance nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, representing a strange values of a Acura code – 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 premium, 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 as a new and apex countenance of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.

Five of a 6 models in a Acura lineup are done exclusively in 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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