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The 2016 Acura ILX Redesigned, Reengineered and Reborn as an Even Stronger, More Athletic, and More Refined Sports Sedan

MARKHAM, ON, Feb. 25, 2015 – With more features, more leading-edge technology and a major injection of Acura DNA the 2016 ILX goes on sale in Canada March 4 with a starting MSRP of $29,490. The ILX acts as a gateway sports sedan with the performance, technology and style desired by younger luxury buyers.

The 2016 Acura ILX boasts more power, improved handling, more luxurious appointments, more youthful, sporty styling. The 2016 ILX also provides customer choice with several grades available – the standard ILX, the ILX with Premium Package, the ILX with Technology Package, and the all-new ILX with A-SPEC Package.

The Acura ILX captures some of the younger buyers under 35 in its segment, and the 2016 ILX will continue to bring in new and younger buyers into the Acura family.  The enhancements made to the 2016 model are designed to make the ILX even more attractive to upwardly mobile younger buyers looking for upmarket quality and performance. View, build and price a 2016 Acura ILX at www.acura.ca.

2016 ILX Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Model

MSRP1

NRCAN L/100km Ratings

(city/highway/combined)

ILX

$29,490

9.3/6.6/8.1

ILX PREMIUM

$31,990

9.3/6.6/8.1

ILX TECHNOLOGY

$33,490

9.3/6.6/8.1

ILX A-SPEC

$34,890

9.3/6.6/8.1



The ILX’s new 2.4-litre, 16-valve, direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC engine produces peak output of 201 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 180 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,600 rpm, up 51 horsepower and 40 lb.-ft. compared to the outgoing 2.0-litre engine. The new engine is mated to a new 8-speed dual clutch transmission (8DCT) with torque converter and paddle-controlled Sequential Sport Shift. The new 8DCT is the most advanced transmission in its competitive set, delivering incredibly quick, crisp and intuitive gear changes, including rev-matching down shifts, to achieve outstanding response and sporting performance with top-class fuel efficiency, with an NRCAN rating of 9.3/6.6/8.1 L/100km city/hwy/combined.

To make the most of its high performance new powertrain, steering responsiveness and linearity are improved via a retuned suspension and a number of chassis design enhancements. With these changes the 2016 ILX delivers an athletic, confident and balanced driving performance.  

With form following function, the reborn ILX sports a bolder, more distinctive front end highlighted by piercing Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, a new grille design, and more aggressive lower fascia; a restyled rear end offers new LED combination lights and lower fascia enhancements; and  new 10-spoke 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels. The ILX A-SPEC Package enhances the performance look even more by adding sporty side sill garnishes, a trunk spoiler, front fog lights, new 18-inch 10-spoke machined alloy wheels, and several unique interior appearance touches.

Inside, the 2016 ILX is luxury-quiet, benefitting from additional noise-insulating materials, thicker front door glass, noise-attenuating wheels, and the adoption of Active Noise Control technology. Interior refinement continues with styling enhancements such as upgraded materials, Euro-style stitching on the steering wheel, parking-brake handle and shift knob, as well as new high-intensity silver trim for the instrument panel and other areas. The A-SPEC package enhances the exceptional cabin appeal and appointments with an exclusive Premium Black interior color scheme including a black headliner, perforated black Lux Suede® seat inserts, red instrument illumination, exclusive gray interior stitching and aluminum brake and throttle pedals.

Adding luxury appointments to the sporty interior, the 2016 ILX offers an abundance of standard features including Smart Entry/Push-Button Start keyless access system, an all-new long-range remote engine starter, one-touch turn signals, and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®.  Available high-end features and technologies include heated front seats, GPS-linked automatic climate control, and rain-sensing wipers. A 7-inch On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD) touch screen (Premium, Technology, and A-SPEC grades), located on the instrument-panel centre stack, controls audio and other items, and features contextual menus, displaying relevant items while minimizing instrument-panel clutter. The evolved touch-screen connectivity and media system receives more than 50 design changes to enhance intuitive operation and functionality.

The ILX Technology Package also features the next generation of AcuraLink®, Acura's cloud-based connected-car system, offering Acura owners a broad range of cloud-based and embedded convenience, connectivity and available security features. Siri™ Eyes Free is standard on all grades, allowing drivers to use many of the features of Siri without removing your hands from the steering wheel.

Also available for the first time (on the Premium Package) is a new tethered navigation system powered by the user's compatible iPhone and data plan via the AcuraLink navigation app. Premium models also get enhanced audio options, including SiruisXM® radio and Aha™ integration.

In an unprecedented move in its class, the 2016 ILX comes standard with AJAC’s pick for Best New Safety Technology, AcuraWatch, a suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, the most advanced system of its kind in the competitive set. AcuraWatch™ includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, a Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, as well as Road Departure Mitigation and a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (including Forward Collision Warning) with sensor fusion technology that enables new capabilities, including pedestrian sensing. Premium grades and up also get Acura's blind spot information and Cross Traffic Monitor feature.

The ILX is equipped with Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and is designed to achieve top safety ratings – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including a GOOD rating in the IIHS’ small-overlap frontal collision test.

Additional standard safety and driver-assistive features include Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control, an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, driver and front passenger SmartVent™ side airbags, side curtain airbags, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location specific sensors, and pedestrian injury-mitigation design features.

2016 ILX New Feature Upgrade Summary


Trim

New 2016 Features

ILX

- 2.4-litre, 16-valve, direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC engine

- 8-speed dual clutch transmission

- AcuraWatch™ (CMBS, ACC, LKAS, LDW, FCW, RDM)

- Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body
  structure

- LED Jewel Eye™ headlights

- LED taillights

- Active Noise Control

- Remote Engine Starter

- Colour TFT MID

- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location specific sensors

ILX with

Premium
Package

Features added/replaced from ILX:

- NEW Blind spot information (BSI)

- NEW Cross Traffic Monitor

- NEW 7-inch On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD)

- 8-inch upper display

- SiriusXM™ and Aha™ radio

- Leather-trimmed seats

- Auto-dimming rearview mirror

- 8-way power Driver seat

- NEW Driver’s two-position memory seat

- NEW 4-way power Front Passenger seat

- Heated front seats

- NEW Available smartphone-linked navigation system

- Subwoofer speaker                                             

 

ILX with

Technology 

Package

Features added/replaced from Premium Package:

- NEW Next-generation AcuraLink™

- Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition

- Acura ELS Premium Audio with 10 speakers

- NEW Rain-sensing wipers

- HomeLink® remote system

 

 

A-SPEC

Package

 

Features added/replace from Technology Package:

- NEW 18-inch x 7.5-inch  aluminum allow wheels

- 225/40 R18 all-season tires

- NEW Lux-suede inserts and contrast stitching

- NEW Black headliner

- Fog lights

- Body color side sill garnish

- Rear decklid spoiler

- Red instrument illumination

- Aluminum sport pedals



For More Information:
Consumer information is available at www.acura.ca. To join the Acura community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/AcuraCanada. Additional media information including pricing, features and high-resolution photography is available at Acuranews.ca