The Japanese based automaker Acura has officially presented to the public the ILX Concept at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show.
The Acura ILX Concept has all the chances of hitting the production line, but even if it didn’t, a concept car is always important because it always represents the company’s vision on future models, so the vehicle has been placed into the spotlights at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. As you can see from the images posted below, the Acura ILX Concept is coming with an angular front fascia, LED fog lights, 19 inch alloy wheels and some other interesting features.
“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.”
According to the car manufacturer, the Acura ILX Concept is 4.555 mm long, 1.890 mm wide and 1.425 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2.670 mm. Acura says that the ILX Concept will be coming with a choice of three engines, a 2.0 liter inline four-cylinder with a five-speed automatic, a 2.4 liter four-cylinder with a six-speed manual and a hybridized 1.5 liter four-cylinder unit which will return 35 / 38 mpg in city / highway (US). The Acura ILX has been scheduled to be launched later this year and it will be based on the US Honda Civic.