When it comes to luxury cars of compact size, ILX is definitely one of key players. This is the entry-level model of Honda’s luxury division. It was released in 2012 as 2013 year model. It was the first compact car from Acura after several years of brake. Nowadays, it is one of the most important models of the brand. It is the first vehicle from Acura which featured a hybrid configuration. Original model was refreshed last year. So, if we consider usual Honda’s production cycle, it seems very likely to see new ILX in 2018. The 2018 Acura Ilx will come completely redesigned, with plenty of new design solutions and technologies.
According to several reports, 2018 Acura Ilx will come completely redesigned. Exact details about new model are still unknown, but we can make some rough prediction about it. The second generation of this luxury sedan is expected to continue in the same way, when it is about base characteristics. Just like current model, new one will be also related to company’s bestseller Civic. So, plenty of design solutions and technologies are expected to be borrowed for Civic, which came completely redesigned recently. We will see the same new platform, which provides plenty of advantages, such as more space inside, lighter curb weight, better powertrain etc.
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.
It is still hard to predict exact release date of 2018 Acura Ilx. While some hope that new model could come already in late 2017, many claim that we won’t see it before 2018. New model is expected to cost somewhere around 30.000 dollars, roughly.