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Los Angeles 2014: Acura ILX gets updated for 2016

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Josée Paquet

Acura unveiled the significantly updated 2016 ILX luxury sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Prepare to see it in Canadian showrooms early next year.

The 2016 Acura ILX gets a major injection of Acura performance DNA courtesy of its new 201-horsepower, direct-injected i-VTEC engine and 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters for all models. It's a bump of 50 horsepower (along with 40 lb-ft of torque) from the outgoing 2.0L engine. 

The compact ILX also boasts dynamic new front and rear styling cues, standard Jewel Eye LED headlights, upgraded interior materials, optional upsized wheels and tires, enhanced connectivity, and a host of new premium features and technologies.

Inside, higher trim levels get a new two-position driver's seat memory function, a 4-way power passenger seat, Homelink remote, and Acura's On-Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD) with upper 8” display screen and lower 7” touchscreen. Also available is a new tethered navigation system powered by the user's compatible iPhone and data plan via the AcuraLink navigation app.

The 2016 Acura ILX will be available in four grades – ILX, ILX with Premium Package, ILX with Technology Package, and ILX with the all-new A-SPEC package. Also as an Acura first, all 2016 ILX models will now come standard with AcuraWatch driver assist and sensing technologies.

Josée Paquet
Josée Paquet
Automotive expert