Acura reveals more powerful 2016 ILX Sport Sedan

The substantially redesigned 2016 ILX will arrive in dealerships across Canada early in 2015

Published: November 20, 2014, 2:30 PM
Updated: November 22, 2021, 4:15 PM

2016 Acura ILX

LOS ANGELES, CA – Acura took the wraps off a more powerful, more technologically advanced and more luxuriously equipped 2016 ILX sport sedan here today.

The thoroughly re-engineered 2016 ILX will be available in four grades – ILX, ILX with Premium Package, ILX with Technology Package, and ILX with an all-new A-SPEC package. It will arrive in dealerships across Canada early in 2015.

Styling upgrades include restyled front and rear facias, front grille and rear LED combination lights, plus a restyled 17-inch, 10-spoke aluminum alloy wheel.

The new ILX A-SPEC package features a sporty side sill garnish, trunk spoiler, front fog lights and new 18-inch, 10-spoke machined alloy wheels with gloss black insets.

All ILX models feature Acura’s signature Jewel Eye LED headlights as standard equipment.

Powertrain upgrades include a new standard 201-horsepower, 2.4-litre direct-injected four-cylinder engine and eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) with a torque converter and paddle-controlled Sequential Sport Shift.

As the world’s first DCT with a torque converter, Acura says the transmission provides greater off-the-line torque multiplication for smoother, more powerful launches that other DCTs cannot match.

The engine is the same as that used in the TLX and its output is up 51 horsepower and 40 lb-ft of torque, compared to the outgoing 2.0-litre engine in the ILX.

Also standard is the brand's AcuraWatch suite of advanced safety and driver-assist technologies that enhance collision avoidance and overall safety. They include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation, and enhanced Collision Mitigation Braking System with pedestrian-sensing capability.

Other new features include upgraded interior materials, enhanced connectivity, and a host of new premium features and technologies, along with significant improvements to cabin quietness and sporty handling.