MARKHAM, ON (August 12, 2013) – The 2014 Acura ILX luxury sports sedan goes on sale today with a host of new standard features, further strengthening the gateway vehicle to the Acura brand. Introduced as an all-new model for the 2013 model year, the 2014 Acura ILX offers increased value on a luxury scale with new standard features to enhance its curb appeal, interior comfort and convenience, and overall driving enjoyment.
The ILX gets upgraded 17-inch alloy wheels, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights standard for 2014 starting at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price* (MSRP) of $27,990, an increase of just $140. The ILX Dynamic now comes equipped with Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ controls and a 365-watt ELS surround sound system and starts at $31,990. Three advanced powertrain choices are available for 2014 ILX, with a standard 2.0-litre inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 150 horsepower. Paired with a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission, it has a Transport Canada** city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 8.6/5.6/7.2 L/100 km. For a more dynamic driving experience, the ILX can be equipped with a close-ratio, six-speed manual transmission matched to a 2.4-litre engine generating 201 horsepower, and earning a Transport Canada ** city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 9.8/6.5/8.3 L/100 km. Information on the 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid will be announced at a later date.
The ILX uses 59 percent high strength steel (HSS) in its body structure for enhanced protection and chassis rigidity. The chassis utilizes an advanced, fully independent MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension system and Acura signature Amplitude Reactive Dampers, which offer superior ride comfort and precise handling. In addition, Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) is used for excellent steering feel and improved fuel efficiency.
The high-quality, well-appointed interior is smart, spacious and sporty. It offers a number of convenient features including a standard Keyless Access System with smart entry and pushbutton start, along with SMS text message function for easy connectivity. As before, a Premium Package and Technology Package are both available.
Acura's belief in "Safety Through Innovation" is the foundation for the brand's commitment to leadership in safety, and accordingly the ILX has a wide range of standard active and passive safety features, including Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. It received a 2013 TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), attaining a score of GOOD in all four Institute tests, including the rigorous roof-strength test.
The Acura ILX is manufactured exclusively at the company's state-of-the-art Greensburg, Indiana plant using U.S. and globally sourced parts.
Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc. The Acura lineup features seven distinctive models including the RLX luxury performance sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, the MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and the ZDX four-door sports coupe.
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