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2018 Acura ILX – A Premium Compact Redesign

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Acura is the luxury division of Honda and they already have a wide range of models. The smallest, as well as the entry for many, is the Acura ILX.

The Acura ILX was debuted in 2012 and it was the first compact of the brand. It was also the first model to be a hybrid. And all these factors turn the Acura ILX into a special car.

The 2018 Acura ILX will offer even more comfort and trim and it should be based on the concept car of the Acura Precision that was shown during the Detroit Motor Show in 2016.

2018 Acura ILX Release Date

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Despite there are some rumors pointing the release date of the 2018 Acura ILX to be in the end of 2017, we believe that it will only happen in the beginning of 2018.

2018 Acura ILX Price

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In what concerns to the price, we believe that you’ll be able to get the standard model of the 2018 Acura ILX by about $30,000. The price can go up to $35,000 for the highest trim level.

2018 Acura ILX Redesign and Changes

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The 2018 Acura ILX platform is the same used on the Honda Civic. And both cars have a lot in common.

Despite some rumors suggest that the exterior changes of the 2018 Acura ILX will be big, we actually don’t believe that. We think that the exterior update will be minor. So, you can expect to see a slightly revised grille with an update on the LED headlights as well. However, as we previously said, the design of the exterior should be based on the Precision concept.

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2018 Acura ILX Specs

Since the 2018 Acura ILX will use the same platform on the new Honda Civic, we should see some similarities between the two. And these should include the engines. So, when looking under the hood, you should be able to get the 2-liter I4 engine, rather than the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that is currently used for this generation. Despite the new engine has a lower capacity, it will be fitted with a turbocharger which will give t the power to produce 240 of horsepower.

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In what concerns with the transmission, you won’t have the manual transmission option anymore. You’ll most probably get a new 8-speed auto transmission.

2018 Acura ILX Interior

The interior of the 2018 Acura ILX will change completely. It will give more space, as well as comfort, to all passengers, driver included.

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We can’t forget that despite the ILX is seen as the entry in the Acura brand, we are talking about a luxury brand. So, you can expect to have a lot of luxury details inside the cabin. One thing they’ll probably do is to remove those excess physical buttons, especially the ones that are on the steering wheel, as well as they will update their infotainment system.

I what concerns with safety features, you can expect the 2018 Acura ILX to include blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert system, lane assist, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a front-facing camera, adaptive cruise control, and it should be keyless entry and ignition.

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Hank • February 8, 2017


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