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2014 LA: 2016 Acura ILX gets restyled, new powertrain

At the 2014 LA Auto Show, Acura unveiled the restyled and reengineered 2016 ILX sedan, which will be hitting Acura dealerships in early 2015.

Looks wise the 2016 Acura ILX gets new front and rear styling cues including standard Jewel EyeTM LED headlights, upgraded interior materials, optional upsized wheels and tires, enhanced connectivity, and a range of new premium features and technologies, along with improvements to cabin quietness, sporty handling and collision safety.

“Top to bottom, from dynamic design to luxury features, and leading-edge safety technology to sport sedan athleticism and sophistication, ILX is now a true gateway to Acura’s performance luxury sedans,” said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager for the Acura division. “ILX was always a great idea. Now it’s a great idea fulfilled—a luxury vehicle for the next generation.”

The 2016 ILX offers a range of trim level options including the standard ILX, the ILX with Premium Package, and the ILX Technology Plus Package. There is also an all-new A-SPEC package, available with the Premium and Technology packages. The A-SPEC package adds sporty style, and all models can now be equipped with AcuraWatch, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation and enhanced Collision Mitigation Braking System with pedestrian sensing capability.

Power for the 2016 Acura ILX comes from a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine making 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with torque converter and paddle-controlled Sequential Sport Shift.

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