Acura ILX Will get Main Refresh for 2019; New Styling, Improved Tech, and New A-Spec Therapy

Official Launch from Acura Media Newsroom: Sep 5, 2018 – TORRANCE, Calif. ILX completes transformation of latest Acura design identification throughout lineup All Acura sedans and SUVs now function AcuraWatch™ lively security and driver-assistive expertise normal, a luxurious first Enhanced dual-screen consumer interface with new graphics, faster response, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration ILX earned prime Preliminary High quality Research (IQS) rating in-segment for 2018 Acura’s gateway sport sedan, the refreshed and considerably upgraded 2019 ILX, debuts right now, forward of its October market launch. Persevering with to seize the best share of millennial patrons of any mannequin in-segment, the 2019 ILX delivers a sportier and extra subtle design, premium cabin supplies, tech-savvy options and distinctive A-Spec sport look variant. With the applying of Acura’s signature Diamond Pentagon Grille to the 2019 ILX, the transformation of the model’s design language, impressed by the Acura Precision Idea, now stretches throughout its line-up. Extra upgrades for 2019 embrace normal AcuraWatch™ lively security and driver-assistive expertise and extra luxurious and sporty cabin appointments, in addition to an accessible faster, extra responsive dual-screen consumer interface with up to date graphics, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. All ILX fashions are powered by a naturally aspirated 201-horsepower, 2.Four-liter, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC™ Four-cylinder engine mated to a quick-shifting Eight-speed Twin Clutch Transmission (DCT) with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Acura ILX serves a novel and essential position because the gateway automobile to the Acura model, bringing in essentially the most first-time Acura clients and youngest patrons. ILX additionally stays a best choice within the entry luxurious phase, gaining greater than 4 factors of retail market share within the first half of the yr and capturing the best share of millennials of any mannequin in phase, one thing it has accomplished in yearly since 2013. ILX lately topped business high quality rankings in its phase, receiving a Energy Circle Score of 5 out of 5 and a high quality award within the Small Premium Automobile phase within the J.D. Energy and Associates 2018 U.S. Preliminary High quality Research (IQS). Acura ILX additionally captured the highest spot within the entry-luxury automobile class in Kelley Blue Ebook’s 5-Yr Value to Personal Luxurious Model Awards – with Acura the #1 ranked model for the third yr in a row. Sporty, Subtle Refresh For 2019, ILX will get a styling refresh to ship a extra sporty and premium vibe. ILX is all-new from the A-pillars ahead – impressed by the Acura Precision Idea. The brand new face of ILX emanates from Acura’s signature Diamond Pentagon Grille, framed by 7-element Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and a extra sharply sculpted hood. The Precision Idea styling theme continues on the rear with an all-new decklid, fascia, LED taillights and decrease diffuser with uncovered exhaust outlet. All-new wheel designs for 2019 embrace a 17-inch split-5 spoke wheel with trim particular finishes and an A-Spec unique 18-inch wheel. Inside, the 2019 Acura ILX receives extra intricately styled and reshaped sport seats, entrance and rear, with accessible high-contrast piping and stitching. All ILXs now function energy adjustable lumbar for the driving force’s seat. Extra inside enhancements embrace a silver-finished sprint trim with a chrome insert and a machine-finished push-button begin. The 2019 ILX’s exterior colour palette expands with 5 new colours – Platinum White Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl1, Efficiency Purple Pearl1, Canyon Bronze Metallic1 and A-Spec-exclusive Apex Blue Pearl1 – along with the present choices of Lunar Silver Metallic and Fashionable Metal Metallic. The inside colours accessible embrace a new-for-2019 Espresso, together with Graystone and Ebony. Unique A-Spec inside colours are Ebony and Purple, each with Ultrasuede™ inserts. ILX A-Spec  The brand new ILX A-Spec, accessible with Premium and Know-how Packages, joins the TLX sedan and the RDX and MDX sport-utes in receiving the latest-generation A-Spec remedy, with a extra distinctive and simply recognizable performance-inspired character, inside and outside. On the outside, the brand new ILX A-Spec is distinguished by darkish chrome trim for the entrance grille and decrease fascia, LED fog lights, darkish look for the headlights and taillights, and a gloss-black decklid spoiler. A-Spec fashions function 18-inch wheels with an aggressive new design and Shark Grey end. Apex Blue Pearl, additionally discovered on A-Spec variants of RDX and MDX, is now accessible on the ILX A-Spec. Inside enhancements for the ILX A-Spec embrace a graphite-silver sprint accent with chrome insert, A-Spec badged steering wheel with distinction stitching and aluminum sport pedals. The all-new sport seats are completed in A-Spec unique Ebony or Purple leather-based with black Ultrasuede™ heart panels and excessive distinction stitching. Know-how Enhancements For 2019, each ILX comes normal with the AcuraWatch™ suite of lively security and driver-assistive expertise, together with Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Ahead Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Retaining Help (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Management (ACC), and Street Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW). This makes Acura the one luxurious model to offer these options as normal tools throughout all its sedans and SUVs. As well as, ILX continues to be geared up with Acura’s Advance Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique construction and with extra normal security and driver assistive options, together with Automobile Stability Help (VSA) with traction management, an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, superior entrance airbags, driver and entrance passenger aspect airbags, aspect curtain airbags, a Tire Strain Monitoring System (TPMS), and pedestrian injury-mitigation design options, together with Acura’s accessible blind spot info (BSI) system and rear cross site visitors monitor. The 2019 ILX is supplied with an accessible refreshed dual-screen On Demand Multi-Use Show™ (ODMD™ 2.zero) interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. New software program improves system response time, providing extra intuitive menus and command buildings for a seamless and speedy consumer expertise – roughly 30 p.c quicker. An enhanced 7-inch touchscreen has a capacitive show that's extra responsive to the touch and is positioned inside straightforward attain of the driving force and entrance passenger. The 2019 Acura ILX will start arriving at Acura sellers nationwide in October of this yr. About Acura Acura is a number one automotive luxurious nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Efficiency, representing the unique values of the Acura model – a dedication to evocative styling, excessive efficiency and progressive engineering, all constructed on a basis of high quality and reliability. The Acura lineup options six distinctive fashions – the RLX premium, luxurious sedan, the TLX efficiency luxurious sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxurious crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxurious SUV and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a brand new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Efficiency. 5 of the six fashions within the Acura lineup are made completely in Ohio, utilizing home and globally-sourced components, together with the ILX and TLX luxurious sports activities sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxurious SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is constructed to order on the Efficiency Manufacturing Heart in Marysville, Ohio. For Extra Data Extra media info together with pricing, options & specs and high-resolution images is accessible at AcuraNews.com. Client info is accessible at Acura.com. 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