2016 Acura ILX

Acura ILX was originally launched in 2012 as successor of CSX. Like its predecessor, it represents company’s effort to give as much as possible luxury for passengers in small package. After few years of production, this compact luxury sedan will be updated. Presentation of new model will be this November on the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. However, it will not enter the serial production until next year, so it will be named as 2016 year model. The 2016 Acura ILX will come with many improvements. Some of them will be visual nature, while on the other side, the biggest technical novelty will be new engine.

2016 Acura ILX front view

2016 Acura ILX new look

Although this is only a mid-cycle refreshment, 2016 Acura ILX will come with significant improvement in exterior design. It will also use Civic’s platform, but it will get much better look. Although company released only one teaser photo, which shows almost nothing, we have some information about 2016 ILX visual changes. New model will feature Acura’s new design language, so it will be heavily influenced by models like new TLX, which was presented this year in New York. This practically means completely new front fascia, new reshaped LED taillights and new much more muscular overall appearance of the vehicle.

2016 Acura ILX interior

2016 Acura ILX engine

It seems that mechanical part of 2016 ILX will undergo some changes too. The base 2.0 liter engine with 150 horses is going to be replaced. Updated model will get new 2.0 liter turbocharged engine, use also for new Civic Type R, which will have maximum output over 300 hp. On the other side 2.4 liter engine with 201 hp will remain, but it will probably take the place of outgoing 2.0 liter unit as base variant. Beside these two petrol options, 2016 Acura ILX will be available in hybrid variant. This sedan is already known as the first hybrid model from Acura brand. Updated model will use the same system as original model, which is consisted of 1.5 liter petrol engine and electric motor. Total output of this variant is around 110 horses and 125 lb-ft of max torque.

2016 Acura ILX rear view

2016 Acura ILX release date

Presentation of this updated version is scheduled for this November at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. On the other side, serial production is still far away, so you will have to wait for some time to get some more precise information.