Jump to content
  • Greetings Guest!

    CheersandGears.com was founded in 2001 and is one of the oldest continuously operating automotive forums out there.  Come see why we have users who visit nearly every day for the past 16+ years. Signup is fast and free, or you can opt for a premium subscription to view the site ad-free.

  • Drew Dowdell
    Drew Dowdell
    Sign in to follow this  

    LA Auto Show Preview: 2016 Acura ILX

      Acura gets ready to unveil the 2016 ILX in Los Angeles next week.

    Acura sent out a teaser shot of the refreshed and soon to be revealed 2016 Acura ILX sedan. Calling the refresh "substantially new", Acura is straddling the gap between "refreshed" and "all-new" with the ILX. While the ILX will remain on the same platform, the powertrain is new, the exterior has been more aggressively styled, and the interior has been upgraded.

    The ILX has never been the sales star Acura hoped for. In spite of tweaking the package multiple times since introduction, sales of the ILX are down over 16% year to date after moving only 20,430 units in 2013, its first full year on the market.

    Since going on the market, the ILX has gained competition from Audi A3, Mercedes CLA, and Chrysler 200, while also facing competition from the likes of the Buick Verano and Volvo S60 already on sale.

    Could a substantial refresh of the current model give the ILX sales boost it needs? Sound off below.

    Related Stories:

    Acura Makes Some Upgrades To The 2014 ILX

    Acura Tweaking The ILX To Provide Better Value

    Source: Acura


    Sign in to follow this  


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    ILX, Honda Badge engineering for charging higher profits while delivering less than stellar results. End it will still be a lame duck.

     

    Wasted resources on this whole project.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    They would do well to give it the 4 cylinder engine/transmission combo from the base TLX with the 8 speed dual clutch that is getting very good reviews.  Interior needs a big workover, and the exterior could use some work too.

    • Upvote 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    They would do well to give it the 4 cylinder engine/transmission combo from the base TLX with the 8 speed dual clutch that is getting very good reviews.  Interior needs a big workover, and the exterior could use some work too.

     

    This alone and further refinement to suspension and NVH will do wonders. It's a great looking car, I would say our best looking, from a lines and proportions aspect next to the TLX, but could have always stood to be a bit more premium.

     

    I have fun with my current 2.0L 5-speed car (my 3rd or 4th one now) but the powertrain alone will be a beast in this model, the new 2.4L with 8-speed DCT that is. It's a fun car already, and will improve.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites


    Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

    Guest
    You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets

facebook

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.