2018 Acura ILX: Design, Engine, Price

At the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, there was nothing else which gained more attention than the four-door Precision Concept from Acura. With a long wheelbase, low-slung stance, and rear wheel drive technology; the Precision Concept drew a lot of comments and opinions. It’s fair to say that this concept stayed way ahead of rest of the lineup from Acura. This concept is said to be the inspiration for the design of upcoming models from Acura. Thus, the much anticipated 2018 Acura ILX model will also be based on this concept design. Acura ILX is one of best models, as far as compact size luxury cars are concerned. It is an entry level model of Acura, which is the luxury division from Honda. Initially, it was released as 2013-year model in 2012. When it was initially released, it came as first compact vehicle from Acura after 7 years. It is the first Acura model to feature hybrid configuration.

2018 Acura ILX

2018 Acura ILX: Exterior, Interior features

If recent reports are considered to be true, 2018 Acura ILX will come totally redesigned. While specific details might not be known for this model, you can predict how it might appear. This is because Honda released Precision Concept, which should inspire the design of upcoming models from Acura or Honda. Therefore, it won’t be surprising if you see certain elements from concept model in upcoming ILX model. Basic characteristics of this luxury model are expected to remain same. It will share a lot of components and features with Honda’s bestselling model Civic, just like the current model. Therefore, a lot of design elements could also be borrowed from Honda Civic, which released recently as a redesigned model. Same platform could be seen, and it will provide multiple advantages, including spacious interior, light curb weight, excellent powertrain, etc. Overall, 2018 ILX will certainly follow the latest design language of Honda. Details about the interior of this model are still unknown, but there are reports which suggest that it will be resigned completely. It might feature new styling along with tones of advanced technologies and a high level of comfort. AcuraWatch safety suite will be available across all trims where array of active safety systems will be offered.

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2018 Acura ILX: Powertrain

While nothing has been officially revealed, it has been anticipated that 2018 Acura ILX will have lots of surprises in store. A 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine powers the present mode. This engine will be replaced in upcoming model, most likely by a 2 liter inline 4 engines, which is same as Honda Civic. For ILX model, this engine will probably be tuned up and could come with a turbocharger. The overall output might be as much as 240 HP. The new 8 speed auto transmission unit from Honda will be used in this model.

2018 Acura ILX

2018 Acura ILX: Launch date, Price

Exact release date and pricing details are pretty hard to predict for 2018 Acura ILX. While there are reports that it might release by the end of 2017. Launch date might be pushed back for a 2018 if there are some delay in manufacturing sector. Rough estimations suggest that this model could be priced around $30,000.

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