2018 Acura ILX Rumors
The ILX is Acura’s offering on the entry-luxury compact segment and even though it is not the prettiest out there, it does offering one of the best value for money on the market. Thanks to that the car managed to stay ahead of most of its rivals up until a couple of years back. Unfortunately, its sales started to decline mostly because the car is no longer up to date. A few months ago Honda redesigned the Civic on which the Acura is based. It now seems that the ILX may be redesigned as well. Even though this is still not official, most rumors suggest the upcoming 2018 Acura ILX will be an all new model.
2018 Acura ILX Release Date
The car is set to be based on Honda’s new modular architecture which also underpins the Civic. Just like before, while the platform will be shared between the two cars, the ILX is going to receive quite a bit more attention in order to become more comfortable and better to drive than the Civic. At this point, the rumors suggest the car will be available with an optional adaptive suspension system, larger brakes than on the Civic as well as better engines. The ILX is also set to offer a far better set of driving characteristics than the Civic which should allow it to maintain its position on the market. So far the release date hasn’t been offered by Acura. Even so, it looks like the car may be released in the upcoming months, especially since the new Civic has been out for a while.
Design of Acura ILX 2018
The current model looks pretty much like a Civic sedan with different front and rear ends. The upcoming 2018 Acura ILX will likely depart from this practice. Most rumors suggested the car is going to receive a more premium design that will be loosely based on that of Acura’s higher end models. Expect it to boast a raked roofline, a more aggressive front end as well as Acura’s new corporate grille. The rear is also expected to be shorter than before and possibly offer a hatchback which would definitely make the ILX that much more impressive.
New Acura ILX Interior
With the really uninspired two-screen infotainment system and the odd-looking dashboard, the ongoing ILX didn’t really manage to impress. We do hope that this is not going to be the case with the future 2018 Acura ILX. Even though at this point these are just rumors, it looks like the car is going to have quite a bit more in common with Honda’s brand new Accord rather than the new Civic. Expect it to offer a more modern and minimalist design than before with far fewer buttons and a much easier to use layout. There will be more room available as well while the front passengers will get a lower position in the car in order to give them more room and a better feel for the car.
Acura ILX Specs
Like before, the upcoming ILX is expected to be offered with just a single engine choice. Many suggested the car was going to be available with a 1.5 liter turbocharged-four offering around 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. While this would be basically on par with the older 2.0-liter mill, we wouldn’t be so sure about it. Instead, Honda may actually decide to install their new 2.0 liter turbocharged-four engine from the new TypeR or the Accord. This is known to make over 250 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a new 10-speed automatic gearbox the ILX would easily become a joy to ride in. The only drawback we see with it would be the lack of an AWD system but this may change in the future.