2016 Acura ILX was officially unveiled during this year Los Angeles Auto Show, just head of its sales debut, scheduled in January 2015.
The car is regarded as a more sporty option to the TLX, and features some important styling details: new front and rear fasciae, front grille and rear LED combination lights, plus a restyled 17-inch, 10-spoke aluminum alloy wheels.
There is also a sportier A-Spec version that comes with sporty side sill, trunk spoiler, front fog lights and new 18-inch, 10-spoke machined alloy wheels with gloss black insets.
Inside the cabin, Acura ensures premium quality by offering new high-intensity silver trim for the passenger-side instrument panel, Premium Black interior color scheme including black headliner, perforated black Lux Suede seat inserts, red instrument illumination, exclusive gray interior stitching and aluminum brake and throttle pedals.
The new 2016 ILX is powered by a 2.4-liter, 16-valve, direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC engine with 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-liter engine.
The new engine is mated to an 8-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) with torque converter and paddle-controlled Sequential Sport Shift.