2012 Acura ILX Concept

Acura has unveiled the new ILX concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. This concept is a preview of a luxury compact sedan scheduled for launch in Spring 2012. The production version will be offered with a choice of three different powertrains, including Acura’s first-ever gas-electric hybrid.

The Acura ILX is defined by a sleek, sporty, and aerodynamic design language with a smart, spacious, and sporty interior. Under the hood, Acura will place a choice of two engines a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine or a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder. A hybrid version will also be offered with a 1.5-liter gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain.

"First time luxury buyers place the highest value on exterior styling, affordability and environmental issues and that’s a virtual definition of what we have created with the new Acura ILX," said Jon Ikeda, head of the Acura Design Studio. "The strategy behind this new model is to position ILX as the first opportunity for many young buyers to enter the luxury market."

Hit the jump to read more about the 2012 Acura ILX Concept.

Exterior and Interior

Acura ILX Concept

The new Acura ILX concept features a sleek, sporty, and aerodynamically efficient exterior. The interior will offer a number of new, high-value features, including a smart entry keyless access system and pushbutton start, along with Pandora internet radio interface and SMS text message function for smart connectivity with the world.

The list of standard equipment will include: Acura’s acclaimed Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, front, side and side-curtain airbags, 4-channel anti-lock brakes, and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA).

Engine

Acura ILX Concept

The Acura ILX Concept comes with a choice of two engines: a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine and a high-performance 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine. Both engines are paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Acura will also be offering a hybrid version for the first time that will use a 1.5-liter gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain.

Prices

Acura ILX Concept

A production version Acura ILX will arrive in the Spring of 2012. The model will be manufactured exclusively by Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC, in its Greensburg, Ind. plant. Prices will be announced at a later date.

Competition

Acura ILX Concept

The list of competitors for the future Acura ILX will include models like the Volvo C30 and the Audi A3 , but more importantly, Buick’s latest Verano . The Verano will be offered with an Ecotec 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 177 HP and 170 lb.-ft. torque and is on sale at a starting price of $23,470.

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14 comments:

This concept comes with option of engines like 2.0 L and 4.0 L cylinder engine. It is great this concept is on production.

This concept has a lot of similarity to other cars which already in the market. However, this cannot be compared, by just looking to its specs., merely to the hybrid gas-electric that has been designed on it, you could then say the difference.

Wow! The technological feature of this vehicle is really impressive. smiley I like its classy silver platform and cool headlamps. Is there any update about its price? 

It’s nice to know that this Acura comes with a choice of two engines and that’s pretty awesome to heard off. This has also an impressive technology features that is very aerodynamic on looks.

It has a lovely look. Mostly precise on the outside. It has amazing technology features. It’ll be a best way to interact with the customers if they provide some views in the inside.

The concept of this car is good. I’m glad that they are now making their first gas-hybrid sedan. It’s luxurious in any ways. I hope they will show some views of the interior of this sedan.

I would agree with you Timotea, Acura seems to have similar designs with their cars. Anyway, like other Acura vehicles I find this one simple but classy.

it looks similar with 2013 Acura RDX, only differs with the wheels. And to pick among them, I will pick this. It has an impressive technology planted on it and a number of engines to choose from.

It is very simple when it comes to platform design. The body paint fits the model itself. I’m impressed with it’s technology features and the fact that it will have three engine choices.

Why does it seem to me that the concept cars of Acura is simple and of the same design? Hmm.. Well, the first thing that they differ is the wheels. It looks very cool with its unique design. Another thing, I find its body paint really suited on this.

This is too good to be true. Having a concept car with three engines is quite impressive. ILX will surely enter the luxury world of car industry, this is way one of the coolest concept car I have ever seen.

It sure does a good-looking car, but its somehow similar to many sedans that we have seen. Anyway, though it is just a concept for now, I am willing to wait till its production day. smiley

The color really matched the model. It’s super impressive when it comes to technology features making it a great look. And it is so good to know that it has a three engine choices.

A great looking car. Its body paint looks very sleek and shiny. I was impress with its technology features and the fact that it will have three engine choices.

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