Acura ILX Coupe Rendered into Reality

Acura ILX Coupe Rendered into Reality

With the recent introduction of the ILX entry-level luxury sedan at the Chicago Auto Show, Acura is reportedly planning a two-door version to follow. Like the sedan, the ILX Coupe will borrow its underpinnings from the Civic – which already has a two-door offering.

To illustrate just how the ILX Coupe could look, we’ve employed the rendering expertise of Jon Sibal, who has had remarkable success in the past with cars like the Camaro ZL1. Along with the conversion to a coupe, this “concept car” showcases a new side skirt design, a sloping rear roofline, new wheels and a modified headlight design.

Available powertrains include the same 2.0-liter 4-cylinder base engine, a larger performance-oriented 2.4-liter and a hybrid 1.5-liter. Of note, however, by the time the Coupe does arrive Acura’s Earth Dreams Technology line of new engine technologies will be in full swing, meaning that we should expect the addition of direct-injection to each engine, as well as CVTs, with improved performance and fuel economy. The new technology could make for a 160 hp 2.0-liter with fuel economy above 40 mpg on the highway, while the 2.4-liter should produce as much as 220 hp.

After recent critiques of the new 2012 Civic and the announcement of the brand’s new Man Machine Synergy philosophy, expect much of the mushiness of the current Civic Si to be removed.

GALLERY: 2013 Acura ILX


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  • Nicholas Hamil


  • CA

    Looks like a fixed up Honda Civic. Best to bring back The LEGEND . And all the Legend needs is a 7 inch display navigation screen. Its style looks better than most of todays cars.

  • Donn

    I been waiting years for ACURA to come back to a true 2 door. Can NOT wait to purchase.

  • Harry L Boling

    The 2011 dressed up Honda Accord 6 cylinder Coupe appears hotter to me.

  • bob


  • jet

    The ILX already looks dated and it still has Acura’s hideous and universally despised beak grille. Instead of the 2.4, Acura should just buy the 2.0 turbo from Hyundai since Honda apparently lacks the engineering expertise to do a turbo that gets good gas mileage and delivers impressive hp and torque. I think Acura will find that the ILX will not be as warmly received as it expects as it still is burdened with Honda’s dated, underwhelming engines and 5 speed automatics.

  • Mick

    Honda obviously knows how to make a turbo engine.

  • knavekid

    I would likely purchase a 2-door provided it has a hatch and not a useless trunk. My ’02 RSX may be ten years old, but I keep driving it as there is nothing manufactured today that I would be willing to replace it with.

  • Rgrippo

    I have an ’04 RSX – S and feel exactly the same way as you  I have been  looking at BMW 1-Series but not sold b/c they are not a hatchback.  I would much prefer an Acura b/c of the crazy upkeep cost for the BMW ($150 for an oil change.  Jeesh!).

  • Kevin

    This is upsetting…  I too have been waiting for a Japanese automaker to produce an entry level luxury coupe.  I’ve had 3 German vehicles and 2 Acuras and hands down, Acura STOMPS MB, BMW and Audi in regards to reliability. 

  • Keith

    Same as other comments. I had a 94 Integra before I bought my present 06 RSX. I know that may need a 4 door car, but I do not, and could never understand why they stopped making the 2 door hatchback.

  • Terry

    I have a 91 Integra and a 03 RSX I cant wait to see if or when Acura builds this car. It will be my next car.                                                                                                                                                                                                                Terry from Las Vegas

  • MontserGirl

     I feel the SAME way!!!! I have been driving my 2000 civic hatch because I missed the chance on the RSX’s but this is gorgeous and CANT wait to have!!!!! :)

  • MontserGirl

     I know right! I LOVE 2 door hatchbacks and its ridiculous they got rid of them for so long. Happy to see there is a new option for a 2 door. Wish they would just remake a wicked CRX or something.

  • Mick

    The RSX and Integra are liftbacks/fastback not hatchbacks

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