"Substantially New" 2016 Acura ILX to Debut at LA Auto Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Acura ILX is getting a refresh that will debut at this year’s LA Auto Show.

According to the Japanese automaker, the 2016 Acura ILX will be “substantially new” as the company aims to raise the stakes again in the entry-level premium sedan segment. Though details are being kept light, the 2016 Acura ILX is getting a comprehensive update that includes a new powertrain, sportier exterior styling and an upgraded interior.

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Expect the 2016 Acura ILX to get influence from the new TLX with more focus on performance while still delivering a value on comfort, convenience and safety. The 2016 Acura ILX will debut on November 20 at the 2014 LA Auto Show but expect more teasers and leaks before then.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Pete Flynn Pete Flynn on Oct 22, 2014

    We shopped the ILX and there were only two problems. A really lame dealer seemingly uninterested in selling a car, and a car that seemed optioned for duffers. I wanted the high-output 6-spd car. And I wanted a color other than white that didn't look like a funeral car. Not a screaming zonker yellow, but something not dull and boring. Sure, a Civic Si would have done the trick, but that wasn't the car we wanted.

  • W Lee W Lee on Nov 11, 2014

    Acura finally gets it. People want performance when buying a new car not just good looks. Hopefully Mazda and Hyundai are listening too.