Acura took the wraps off its redesigned 2016 ILX sports sedan at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show and announced that its new model will hit the dealerships in early 2015. So, for the 2016MY, the Acura ILX arrives with restyled front and rear fascias, standard Jewel Eye LED headlights, bigger wheels and upgraded interior materials.
Six available grades will be available, which means that three additional packages were added: Premium Package, Technology Plus Package and A-Spec Package. The A-Spec Package adds a side sill garnish, trunk spoiler, front fog lights and new 10-spoke 18-inch wheels with gloss black inserts. Under the hood, there is a 2.4-liter 16-valve, direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC engine that produces 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque.
Compared with the current engine, there new model arrives with extra 51 hp and 40 lb-ft of torque. The engine is bolted to an 8-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) with torque converter and paddle-controlled Sequential Sport Shift. Other features of the 2016 Acura ILX include a a new driver’s seat memory function, Homelink remote, as well as the Acura On-Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD) with an 8-inch display screen and lower 7-inch touchscreen.
For the first time on Premium grade, Acura will offer a new tethered navigation system powered by user’s compatible iPhone an data plan via the AcuraLink navigation app. Meanwhile, the Technology Plus Package gets the embedded Acura Navigation, Multi-Information Display (MID), Siri Eyes and ELS premium audio system.
All 2016 Acura ILX models can be equipped with the AcuraWatch, a bunch of safety and driver-assitive technologies such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, a Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, as well as Road Departure Mitigation and an enhanced Collision Mitigation Braking System (including Forward Collision Warning) with sensor fusion technology that enables new capabilities including pedestrian sensing.