It may seem to some customers that the previous models of Acura were not really up to the mark as far as the ILX franchise was concerned. This has certainly made a statement in the company’s reports as Acura has finally released a press statement about it. In response to its predecessors, Acura is finally releasing the 2016 Acura ILX. Only by looking at this new model, many customers will certainly change their mind about this ILX franchise. It has been reported that this new 2016 Acura ILX will certainly have a completely new look, along with some significant changes as far as the power specs are concerned. So let’s have a look at some of those much anticipated specs.
2016 Acura ILX: Engine and Fuel Economy
Customers are really going to love this new car in terms of its fire power as well as its innovative engine configuration. In order to satisfy its wide range of customers, Acura has announced that this new ILX model will be coming with 3 viable engine choices. Along with a base engine option, 2 other optional power train configurations will be provided to this new 2016 Acura ILX for better accessibility and improved flexibility. Now let’s have a look at those 3 preferable choices:
- The 1st option is its base engine choice. It is a 2.0 liter inline 4 cylinder gasoline engines that is capable of generating around 150 HP of max power along with a max torque spec of 140 lbs. feet.
- Another optional choice that might be included is a 2.4 liter power train. Acura is yet to release any specifics about this particular power train, but it seems that this particular engine could very well generate around 200 HP of max power and 140 lbs. feet of max torque.
- The 3rd engine option is going to surprise most Acura customers. Several rumors suggest that it is going to be a 1.5 liter inline 4 cylinder gasoline variant along with a plug in hybrid electric motor with a Lithium ion battery. This combination will generate 111 HP of max power with 127 lbs. feet of torque.
2016 Acura ILX: Features and Design
This 2016 Acura ILX has not really been launched in to production as of now. So only the concept design is available in most websites. As far as that design goes, this 2016 model is certainly going to incorporate a completely new look – much different from its predecessors. The complete concept design is primarily based as a luxury compact sedan. So, you can certainly expect a more prominent fascia, with improved 17 inch wheels as well as LED head lamps.
Better aerodynamics has been ensured with special wings, along with a facelift feature as well. Interior features will certainly ensure that both luxury and style is incorporated. Specs include a better cabin design, along with improved upholstery as well as better telematics and technological specs.
2016 Acura ILX: Release Date and Price
This 2016 Acura ILX might be available in the markets by late 2015 or at the start of 2016. However, there has been no final quoted price, but many sources indicate that it will likely cost around $ 28 000 for the base model, along with $ 35 000 for higher trims.