The second generation of the Acura ILX has been revealed at the LA Auto Show. The 2016 Acura ILX is the lowest priced car available from Acura, and one of the least expensive premium-branded cars you can buy today (depending on what qualifies as a premium brand to you).
Visual changes aren’t earth shattering, but the ILX will get a retuned suspension, more sound deadening and drivetrain changes to improve the luxuriousness of the small car. The most exciting change is that the ILX will get the 201-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine standard. With 201-horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed automatic transmission, the 2015 ILX should have a good blend of acceleration and fuel economy. The 150-horsepower 2.0-liter engine that currently does duty in the ILX and the Honda Civic will be gone, lending some credence to the frantic pleas of Acura salesmen that yes, it really is a different car than the Civic down the road.
Pricing for the 2016 model hasn’t been announced, but with the entry-level 2.0-liter engine gone from the roster, the starting price may rise a bit from the 2015 ILX’s 27,050 starting price. Six different trim levels will be available for the ILX, along with the A-SPEC package which will add a trunk spoiler, fog lights, 18-inch wheels and red instrument illumination.
Source: The Truth About Cars