The 2016 Acura ILX is an entry-level luxury sedan that promises to cement Acura’s heritage of producing good quality cars at relatively affordable prices. One of the distinguishing features of this sedan is the modern approach that will be used in the construction of its bodywork. Let’s see what we can expect from this elegant model.
Exterior and Interior Design
It will feature an angular body with compact dimensions and in addition to that, the 2016 Acura ILX will also feature Jewel Eye LED headlights and this will significantly improve its front appearance. When it comes to the car’s rear appearance, there will be significant modification in the taillights, with the new model having more stylish LED lights. The overall appearance is going to be enhanced by the 17-inch alloy wheels, which in addition to improving the handling and performance of the car, will serve to enhance its aesthetic appeal. The vehicle will be available in different trim levels, including the base, Premium and A-Spec model, and in several color options: Bellanova White Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic, Slate Silver Metallic, Basque Red Pearl II, Catalina Blue Pearl.
Despite its entry-level status, the 2016 Acura ILX will indeed be an embodiment of luxury motoring. The vehicle’s interior will feature various luxury features, including the use of contrast stitching for the vehicle’s upholstery. Moreover, it will come with the high quality leather seats that will be standard for all models, and finally it is going to feature an advanced infotainment system consisting of two large high definition touch screens that will be used to control almost all aspects of the vehicle’s comfort and performance.
Engine, Performance, Fuel Economy
One of the most distinguishing features of the 2016 Acura ILX will be the engine performance. The sedan will be powered by a 2.4L engine manufactured by Honda Corporation. This Honda-powered unit will be able to deliver up to 200 horsepower and 180 feet pounds of torque, thereby giving the vehicle more power and torque than its predecessors. The distribution of this power will be done through an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The vehicle’s transmission is indeed a significant improvement from the previous model which relied on a 6-speed manual transmission system.
Fuel economy has become a major issue in the past couple of years and automobile manufacturers have made several strides in enhancing the fuel economy of their respective models. Despite the fact that the Honda-powered Acura ILX 2016 will pack a much more powerful engine than previous models, the car will offer better fuel economy than the outgoing model. This will mainly be attributed to the latest technology that has been deployed in the design of the vehicle’s transmission system. The automatic eight-speed transmission system has specifically been designed with fuel economy in mind and precisely, the relatively high number of transmission options will make it easier for drivers to practice thrifty driving skills thereby making major savings on fuel consumption.
2016 Acura ILX Release Date, Price
As for the release date, the upcoming 2016 Acura ILX is set to go on sale in either late December of 2015 or early January of 2016. Currently, information regarding the price of the car is a little bit scanty, but the price tag for the base model is likely to start at $18,000.
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