The 2018 Acura ILX launched a few months ago. The ILX model was launched first time in 2013. It is the compact model from Acura since they discontinued the RSX model in 2006.
After the first launch in 2013, Acura re-model the ILX in 2016. But, the changes were not extensive. They made some changes and improvements in the exterior and cut the engine capacity.
The 2013 ILX has 2.4-liter engine capacity, dropped to 2.0 liter in 2016 model. Surely it also decreased the power of the car. The 2016 Acura ILX can produce 201 HP and 180-pound feet of torque.
The 2016 Acura ILX also bring some improvements in the interior design. The use of new technologies and new trim level can be found in this model. So, we are expecting something new for the 2018 ILC=X model.
Many fans of this car want to see the new 2018 Acura ILX come with more engine power. The new exterior and interior design are also expected in the new 2018 model. But, some sources said that the Acura ILX 2018 has no major changes compared to the previous model.
2018 Acura ILX Review
Let’s take a look closer to the exterior design. The 2018 ILX model still use the same dimension and shape with the 2016 model. But, you will find some changes at the front and the rear of the car.
At the front, the new grills design brings the new style to this car. You can still find the Acura logo combined with the new LED headlights using five-point model. The turn signal lamps and apron also get new changes and re-shaped.
For the back of the car, there are no significant changes. The new LED taillights look sharper and brighter than the predecessor. The 2018 Acura ILX still use 17 -inch aluminum alloy wheels that re-styled.
For the premium model, there will be more feature, the A-SPEC package. It will bring fog lamps, sporty side sills, a spoiler, and also new 18-inch alloy wheels.
2018 Acura ILX Changes
The interior upgrade of this car can be vary, depends on the model. For the standard Aura ILX model, there will be only upgraded for the steering wheel, parking brake, and dashboard. For more interior upgrade is only available for the premium model.
The A-SPEC package will bring new technology upgrade, new exclusive black interior, Lux Suede seat, new stitching design, red panel illumination, and also aluminum pedal. So, if you are expecting many changes, you should go for the premium model of Acura ILX.
Acura Watch technology is going to be implemented in this new model. It’s a new package for safety and better driving experience. It includes Multi-View Rear Camera, Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control, and much more.
You will find that the new Acura ILX has quieter cabin compared to the previous model. It uses new thick door glass that combined with the Active Noise Control technology from Acura. So, you will have better driving experience in the cabin.
2018 Acura ILX Engine Specs
The good news for the engine is the of auto-box that adopted from the 2018 Acura TLX. There will also some upgrades for the engine capacity to produce more horsepower and torque. But, there is no official information from Acura about the engine.
Some reports also say that there will be an eight-speed transmission system combined with the dual clutch automatic transmission system. It also comes with the torque converter for better power distribution. So, there will be some positive changes for the engine.
The rumor says that 2018 ILX will be priced started from $27,990 for the standard model. The Premium with A-SPEC Package comes in $32,990. It’s the time for you to make a choice which 2018 Acura ILX that will come to your garage.