[PHOTO GALLERY] 2013 Acura ILX Sedan revealed at Chicago image

Acura has recently revealed the 2013 ILX Sedan during the Chicago Auto Show, which is coming with some interesting new features along with a hybrid powertrain.

According to the car manufacturer, the 2013 Acura ILX Sedan is also available with a hybrid powertrain too, which is improving both economy and performance but it’s more orientated into the first. Acura says that the ILX Sedan with the 2013 model year on it in the hybrid version is powered by the same 1.5 liter unit as the standard vehicle, which is now helped by the Integrated Motor Assist electric hybrid power train, generating a total output of 111 horsepower and a peak torque of 127 lb-ft (172 Nm). The model is returning an average 35 mpg in city and 38 mpg on highway.

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

Besides the hybrid powertrain, the 2013 Acura ILX Sedan is also coming with a choice of three engines, starting with the entry-level 2.0 liter four-cylinder unit which is coming with 150 HP and 190 Nm of torque (140 lb-ft), and ending with the 2.4 liter developing 201 horsepower and 230 Nm of torque (170 lb-ft). The fuel economy for the first one is 24/32 mpg, while the second one is returning 20/29 mpg (city/highway).