2018 Acura ILX – Changes, Release Date, Price – When it comes to luxury cars of compact size, ILX is without a doubt one of key players. This is the entry-level label of Honda’s luxury division. It was released in 2012 as 2013 year model. It was the very first compact car from Acura after many years of brake. Nowadays, it is considered one of the most important types of the brand. It is the initial vehicle from Acura which featured a hybrid configuration. Original model was refreshed a year ago. So, as we consider usual Honda’s production cycle, this indicates very likely to see new ILX in 2018. The 2018 Acura ILX may come completely redesigned, with plenty new design solutions and technologies.
2018 Acura ILX Review
The seats of the 2018 Acura ILX are ergonomically designed to provide comfort; the driver seat features an 8-ways adjustable position and all the seats are heated and also leather wrapped. The front passenger seat provides a 4-way power adjustment while the driver seat has 2-driver position memory. The car is also fitted with an On Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD) touchscreen for the navigation purposes. For the trim models without the navigation system, a 5-inch color display is provided that gives a variety of information. The car has SMS text message function that provides SMS text message function thus enabling the user to respond to the incoming text messages and providing a minimal distraction to the driver. Also, a dual-zone and an adaptive climate control are provided that allows the driver and the front seat passenger to adjust air flow settings and also their temperatures. For the standard audio system features include; an auxiliary input jack, USB audio interface designed for iPod, AM/FM with RDS readout, and an MP3 and WMA that are compatible with CD player, also, a notable unique feature of the car is the speed sensitive volume control that gradually increase the audio volume as the car speed increases.
The exterior dimensions of the 2018 Acura ILX are; 181.9-inches in the overall length and while the width is 70.6-inches and the height of the sedan is 55.6-inches. The wheelbase of the car is approximately 105.1 inches while the ground clearance is 5.3 inches. The grille is redesigned, and more detailing has been added to it to make it more prominent and attractive. LED lighting has been utilized on the 2018 Acura ILX and LED headlights are installed on this car for enhanced energy saving and improved vision during the night. The car rides on 18-inch wheels, and this improves the stability of the car even at high speeds. The available exterior colors are as follows; Bellanova White Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Basque Red Pearl II, Graphite Luster Metallic, Slate Silver Metallic and the interior colors are Parchment Leatherette, Ebony Leatherette, and Graystone Leatherette. For the roof and glass features, the following are available rear defogger, variable intermittent wipers, remote sunroof operation and power glass sunroof.
2018 Acura ILX Engine Specs
Although there is no official information, it is expected that 2018 Acura ILX will come with big changes under the hood. Current model uses a 2.4 liter four-cylinder unit, which is expected to be replaced. New engine will be a 2.0 liter I-4, same as on new Civic. This engine will be tuned up for this occasion and it will probably come with a turbocharger. Total output is expected to be around 240 horsepower. The 2018 ILX will use company’s new 8-speed automatic transmission, which came with last-year refresh.
2018 Acura ILX Release Date and Price
It remains to be hard to predict exact release date of 2018 Acura ILX. While some hope that new model could come already in late 2017, many are convinced that we won’t visualize it before 2018. New model is predicted to cost about 30.000 dollars, roughly.