- Acura ILX Concept, 2012
The Acura ILX Concept is the precursor to an all-new Acura luxury compact sedan scheduled for launch in Spring 2012. To be positioned as the gateway to the Acura brand, the ILX feature three different powertrains, including Acura's first-ever gas-electric hybrid.
Sleek, sporty and aerodynamically efficient, the exterior of the all-new ILX combines luxury, performance and efficiency. A beautifully styled luxury sedan, the Acura ILX Concept has a compact, yet formal proportion, targeting a very professional image. The ILX delivers both, with a greenhouse that provides excellent visibility, an aerodynamic low and wide stance, the ILX is immediately recognizable as an Acura
The lineup of ILX models include an entry-level model powered by a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine; a high-performance model with a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission; and a 1.5-liter gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, Acura's first-ever hybrid offering.
The Acura ILX feature a high-quality, well-appointed interior that is smart, spacious and sporty. It offer a number of new, high-value features, including a smart entry keyless access system and pushbutton start, along with Pandora internet radio interface and SMS text message function for smart connectivity with the world.
As with all Acura models, the ILX have a long list of standard features, different trim levels (that include a Technology Package), multiple transmission choices, and excellent standard safety features — including Acura's acclaimed Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, front, side and side-curtain airbags, 4-channel anti-lock brakes and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA). Acura anticipates that the ILX achieve top ratings in both NHTSA and IIHS crash safety testing.
The new Acura ILX manufactured exclusively by Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC, in its Greensburg, Ind. plant — one of only three plants in the world to receive J.D. Power and Associates' 2011 Platinum Award for outstanding quality.