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Acura ILX Compact Sedan for 2012 Detroit Auto Based on Civic Platform

2011 Acura CSX. is not the ILX.

A near-luxury brand has loaded its lineup with front-drive-based sedans, Acura is looking even more as it prepares to launch the Civic-based ILX at 2012 Detroit auto That car certainly won’t for company in the compact luxury Mercedes-Benz is readying its new A-class and BMW is shifting the 1-series hatchback to a shared with the Mini, continues to build momentum the CT200h, and Infiniti is preparing to use a platform to create its own small

As is the case with the Benzes, the the Lexus, and the Infiniti, Acura to pitch the ILX to younger buyers. The executives feel that it to do better job enticing youthful to the Acura brand, and point to showing that people in 20s and 30s find brand name, and styling most important; say performance and vehicle size are critical to this demographic. is expected to come in “well $30,000.


Simply calling the ILX “Civic-based” no doubt, raise complaints Acura s engineers. They say the ILX a common platform with the but few actual hard points, an that substantial re-engineering has place. As examples, they to the current Honda Accord and TL, as well as the Honda Pilot and MDX.

The differentiation between the ILX and should be comparable.

Acura did not any photographs of the ILX, but an auto-show-ready we saw of it was definitely infused with style. The entire front is Acura-corporate, with the same headlights and modified shovel-beak (Acura execs realized pushed too far, briefly, the TL s snout, and have since a more restrained version.) the ILX looks like a modern sedan. There s a Hofmeister at the back corner of the greenhouse and handles from the Acura bin.

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The rear deck is quite which could make for a trunk opening. An executive us that people they to in the car s target demographic—men and women in 20s and 30s—really preferred sedan and SUV Fastbacks, coupes, and traditional hatchbacks (like the Volkswagen for example) weren’t nearly as so they were nixed for the Acura.

The ILX will offer three combinations. The most popular probably will be a 2.0-liter available only with an transmission. The Civic s 1.8-liter on which the 2.0 is based, makes 140 hp and 128 of torque; we d figure that the ILX s 2.0 offer horsepower in the 150-to-160 and get a commensurate bump in torque. For (hey, that s us!), a four will be offered with a six-speed manual

Acura spokespersons weren t to tell us whether output differ from the 201 hp and 170 lb-ft by the 2.4 in the Civic Si. Finally, Acura offer an ILX hybrid with a engine; we expect this to be a port of the system in the Civic .

The ILX we ll see at Detroit in early January will be a concept, but as per usual practice, will be only a disguised version of the real Expect to see the production ILX in showrooms in the late spring or early

Acura ILX Electric Cars
Acura ILX Electric Cars
Acura ILX Electric Cars
Acura ILX Electric Cars

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