Acura recently unveiled a restyled, reengineered and reborn 2016 ILX sports sedan launching at Acura dealerships across Canada in early 2015. The 2016 Acura ILX delivers more strongly than ever before on its mission as the gateway to the Acura lineup with a major injection of Acura performance DNA, courtesy of its new 201-horsepower, directed-injected i-VTEC engine and 8-speed dual-clutch transmission for all models, the same advanced engine and transmission combination that powers the just-launched TLX.
The 2016 ILX boasts dynamic new front and rear styling cues, standard Jewel EyeTM LED headlights, upgraded interior materials, optional upsized wheels and tires, enhanced connectivity, and a host of new premium features and technologies, along with significant improvements to cabin quietness, sporty handling and collision avoidance and safety.
The 2016 ILX will be available in four grades – ILX, ILX with Premium Package, ILX with Technology Package, and ILX with the all-new A-SPEC package. Also as an Acura first, all 2016 ILX models will now come standard with AcuraWatch™ driver assist and sensing technologies. This unprecedented move equips all ILX grades with features including Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation, and enhanced Collision Mitigation Braking System™ with pedestrian-sensing capability.
All 2016 ILX models will be powered by a 2.4-litre, 16-valve, direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC engine with peak output of 201-horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 180 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,600 rpm, up 51 horsepower and 40 lb.-ft. compared to the outgoing 2.0-litre engine. The new engine is mated to an 8-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) with torque converter and paddle-controlled Sequential Sport Shift.
The 2016 ILX gets numerous styling upgrades including restyled front and rear fascias, front grille and rear LED combination lights, plus a restyled 17-inch, 10-spoke aluminum alloy wheel. The new ILX A-SPEC package features a sporty side sill garnish, trunk spoiler, front fog lights and new 18-inch, 10-spoke machined alloy wheels with gloss black insets. All ILX models come equipped with Acura’s signature Jewel EyeTM LED headlights as standard equipment, a feature unmatched in the competitive set.