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Thursday, 5 October 2017

2018 Acura ILX, On Sale October 5th



Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Sporty, Special Edition trim added for 2018 includes A-Spec wheels, side sills and decklid spoiler

Oct 4, 2017 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The 2018 Acura ILX sport sedan arrives at Acura dealerships beginning tomorrow with a new Special Edition featuring A-Spec goodies that include aero body components, 18-inch wheels and unique badging. The 2018 ILX starts with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1) of $28,100, with the new Special Edition coming in at $28,900. ILX serves as the gateway model to the Acura lineup and has posted month-over-month sales gains every month this year, appealing to new entry-luxury buyers with its sophisticated design, lively performance and upmarket quality.

New for 2018

For 2018, the Acura ILX adds a Special Edition trim, which includes  18-inch wheels, side sills and a rear spoiler from the A-Spec package, making it an excellent value in its class.  The Special Edition adds to a long list of standard equipment on all ILX models including Acura JewelEye® LED headlights, an 8-way power driver’s seat, multi-view rearview camera, auto on/off headlights, one-touch power moonroof, Bluetooth® HandsFree Link®, 5-inch Multi-View Display, keyless smart entry with push-button start, security system, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.  In addition, the AcuraWatch™ suite of active safety and driver-assistive technologies is available on all ILX models.

A-Spec Sport Appearance Trim, Premium Features

Both ILX A-Spec-equipped trims—Premium and Tech Plus—feature sporty side sill garnishes, a decklid spoiler, front fog lights, 18-inch 10-spoke machined alloy wheels, and exterior A-Spec badging in three locations: left and right front fenders and trunk lid. Inside, A-Spec trims enhance the cabin appeal with an exclusive Premium Black interior color scheme including a black headliner, perforated black Lux Suede® seat inserts, red instrument illumination, exclusive gray interior stitching and aluminum brake and throttle pedals.

ILX Premium grades include leather seating surfaces, Blind Spot Information and Cross Traffic Monitor, HD Radio™ and Aha™, driver’s two-position memory seat, front passenger 4-way power seat, 8-inch upper display, 7-inch On-Demand Multi-Use Display touch screen, HomeLink® and more. Tech Plus grades add AcuraWatch™ as standard equipment, as well as a color TFT multi-information display, AcuraLink™, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Traffic Rerouting.

Powertrain

All 2018 Acura ILX models are powered by a 2.4-liter direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine mated to a crisp and responsive Sequential SportShift 8-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) with paddle shifters, combining responsive performance with exceptional efficiency and at-your-fingertips shift control. The ILX produces 201 peak horsepower (SAE net) and 180 lb.-ft. peak torque (SAE net) and has an EPA fuel economy rating of 25 mpg city/35 highway/29 combined2.

2018 ILX Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Trim MSRP1 EPA MPG Rating2(city/highway/combined)
ILX $28,100 25/35/29
ILX Special Edition $28,900 25/35/29
ILX AcuraWatch™ Plus $29,400 25/35/29
ILX Premium $30,100 25/35/29
ILX Premium A-Spec $32,100 25/35/29
ILX Tech Plus $33,100 25/35/29
ILX Tech Plus A-Spec $35,100 25/35/29

Standard Safety

Similar to other Acura models, the 2018 Acura ILX offers the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBSÔ), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM).

1. MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $950 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

2. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

About Acura

Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the second generation NSX supercar as the pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.

For More Information

Additional media information including pricing, features and high-resolution photography is available at acuranews.com/channels/acura-automobiles.
Consumer information is available at www.acura.com. To join the Acura community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/Acura.

[Source: Acura]


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