Acura Automobiles: The 2016 Acura ILX Redesigned, Reengineered and Reborn as an Even Stronger, More Athletic, and More Refined Sports Sedan

Posted on 10. Feb, 2015 by in Acura Canada

  • All new high-performance 2.4-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC engine with 8-speed DCT
  • Jewel Eye™ LED headlights prominence new sporty and superb extraneous design
  • Segment heading customary underline calm including accessible AcuraWatch™ reserve and driver-assistive features

With some-more features, some-more leading-edge record and a vital injection of Acura DNA, a 2016 ILX goes on sale currently as a Acura gateway sports sedan with a performance, record and character preferred by younger oppulance buyers.

Starting with a manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP)1 of $27,900, a 2016 Acura ILX boasts some-more power, softened handling, some-more lush appointments and some-more youthful, sporty styling. The 2016 ILX also expands patron choice with 3 categorical grades – a customary ILX, a ILX with Premium Package, and a line-topping ILX Tech Plus Package, supplemented by a further of a all-new AcuraWatch™ Plus and A-SPEC Packages.

The Acura ILX captures a aloft commission of immature oppulance buyers, underneath age 35, than any other car in this flourishing entry-luxury sedan segment2. The enhancements done to a 2016 indication are designed to make a ILX even some-more appealing to upwardly mobile younger buyers looking for upmarket peculiarity and performance. View, build and cost a 2016 Acura ILX during www.acura.com.

The ILX’s new 2.4-liter, 16-valve, direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC engine produces rise outlay of 201 horsepower during 6,800 rpm and 180 lb.-ft. of torque during 3,600 rpm, adult 51 horsepower and 40 lb.-ft. compared to a effusive 2.0-liter engine. The new engine is corresponding to a new 8-speed twin purchase delivery (8DCT) with torque converter and paddle-controlled Sequential Sport Shift. The new 8DCT is a many modernized delivery in a rival set, delivering impossibly quick, frail and discerning rigging changes, including rev-matching down shifts, to grasp superb response and sporting opening with top-class fuel efficiency, with an EPA rating of 25/36/29 mpg city/hwy/combined3.

To make a many of a high opening new powertrain, steering responsiveness and linearity are softened around a retuned cessation and a series of framework pattern enhancements. With these changes a 2016 ILX delivers an athletic, assured and offset pushing performance.

With form following function, a reborn ILX sports a bolder, some-more particular front finish highlighted by trenchant Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, a new grille design, and some-more assertive reduce fascia; a restyled back finish offers new LED multiple lights and reduce fascia enhancements; and  new 10-spoke 17-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels. The accessible ILX A-SPEC Package enhances a opening demeanour even some-more by adding sporty side sill garnishes, a case spoiler, front haze lights, new 18-inch 10-spoke machined amalgamate wheels, and several singular interior coming touches.

Inside, a 2016 ILX is luxury-quiet, benefitting from additional noise-insulating materials, thicker front doorway glass, noise-attenuating wheels, and a adoption of Active Noise Control technology. Interior excellence continues with styling enhancements such as upgraded materials, resisting Euro-style stitching on a steering wheel, parking-brake hoop and change knob, as good as new high-intensity china trim for a instrument row and other areas. The A-SPEC package enhances a well-developed cabin interest and appointments with an disdainful Premium Black interior tone intrigue including a black headliner, seperated black Lux Suede® chair inserts, red instrument illumination, disdainful gray interior stitching and aluminum stop and stifle pedals.

Adding oppulance appointments to a sporty interior, a 2016 ILX offers an contentment of customary and accessible high-end facilities and technologies, including exhilarated front seats, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®,  Smart Entry/Push-Button Start keyless entrance system, one-touch spin signals, GPS-linked involuntary meridian control and LED accent lighting. A 7-inch On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD) hold shade (Premium and Tech Plus grades), located on a instrument-panel core stack, controls these and other features, and facilities contextual menus, displaying applicable equipment while minimizing instrument-panel clutter. The developed touch-screen connectivity and media complement receives some-more than 50 pattern changes to raise discerning operation and functionality. 

The ILX Tech Plus also facilities a subsequent era of AcuraLink®, Acura’s cloud-based connected-car system, charity Acura owners a extended operation of cloud-based and embedded convenience, connectivity and accessible confidence features. Siri™ Eyes Free is customary on Premium and aloft grades. And Tech Plus grades can be versed with a Acura Navigation System with 3D view, featuring and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Traffic Rerouting.

The Tech Plus class with AcuraWatch™ and embedded Acura Navigation adds a tone Multi-information Display (MID) between a tachometer and speedometer and Acura/ELS Studio® reward audio complement along with a latest era of AcuraLink connected-car technology. Also accessible for a initial time (on a Premium Package) is a new tethered navigation complement powered by a user’s concordant iPhone and information devise around a AcuraLink navigation app. Premium models also get extended audio options, including SiruisXM® radio, HD Radio™, Pandora® and Aha™ integration, and HDMI connectivity.

The 2016 ILX is newly accessible with a AcuraWatch™ apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies, a many modernized complement of a kind in a rival set. AcuraWatch™ includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, a Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, as good as Road Departure Mitigation and a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (including Forward Collision Warning) with sensor alloy record that enables new capabilities, including walking sensing. AcuraWatch™ is customary on a Tech Plus Package and discretionary on a customary ILX. Premium and Tech Plus grades also get Acura’s blind mark information and Cross Traffic Monitor feature.

The ILX is versed with Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure and is designed to grasp tip reserve ratings – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including a GOOD rating in a IIHS’ small-overlap frontal collision test.

Additional customary reserve and driver-assistive facilities embody Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control, an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, motorist and front newcomer SmartVent™ side airbags, side screen airbags, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and walking injury-mitigation pattern features.

For More Information

Consumer information is accessible during www.acura.com. To join a Acura village on Facebook, revisit facebook.com/Acura. Additional media information including pricing, facilities and high-resolution photography is accessible during acuranews.com/acura-automobiles/channels/ilx.

1 MSRP incompatible tax, license, registration, car options and end assign of $920.00. Dealer prices might vary.

2 Based on IHS Automotive U.S. sell registrations of buyers between 18-34 years aged in a Luxury Traditional Compact segment, Jan-Nov 2014CYTD

3 Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions and other factors.

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