2019 Acura ILX is Much Sportier and Safer

The 2019 Acura ILX has brought a number of upgrades that refresh it for the second time since it was first launched five years ago.

The latest version of the luxury midsize sedan now comes with a sharper look. It also has a more aggressive aura thanks to its diamond pentagon grille that was first sported by the 2016 Precision Concept and has been added to many of Acura‘s models.

New standard features for the ILX’s interior include the redesigned seats with contrast piping and stitching, a power lumbar adjustment on the driver’s seat, as well as a new-looking and more responsive 7.0-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

To make it even better, there’s also the AcuraWatch safety gear consisting of adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and collision warning. All these electronic equipments are available as standard.

As for the powertrain, however, remains the same 2.4-liter inline-four sending out 201 HP and 180 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels. The transmission uses an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic unit without other choice.

For customers who want the sportiest appearance of the Acura ILX, an A-Spec package is available to significantly improve its look. On the exterior, it will give the sport sedan a set of 18-inch wheels and dark chrome accents to complement its outer paint; while the interior will receive a steering wheel with A-Spec emblem and contrast stitching, a graphite-silver dash accent, aluminum sport pedals, and red or black leather.

The 2019 Acura ILX is scheduled to hit dealers in October. No pricing information has been revealed yet, but expect it to start not too far from its predecessor’s base model.

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