Based on the Acura.com Future Vehicle page, a renewed 2019 Acura ILX is upon us. While the current generation of 2019 Acura ILX is expected to be close to the end of its life cycle, new patent images discovered by Car and Driver suggest that an extended lifeline will be achieved with a facelift for the 2019 model year. The images show a revised 2019 Acura ILX with diamond pentagon grid and redesigned headlights. The updates appear to be grafted into the body of the 2013-2015 ILX design, which means there will likely be other changes, perhaps the leak exposed.
Exterior and Interior
If you’re looking for something a little more athletic, Acura will scratch this itch with the 2019 Acura ILX A-Spec. This sporty fit adds 18 inch alloy wheels, dark chrome exterior moldings, LED fog lights and a darker look for headlights and taillights.
The interior has fewer significant changes. Their seats have received a heavier touch of style and a new Espresso interior pattern is on offer. The driver’s seat is also equipped with power adjustable lumbar controls and the start button is now more stylish. From a technological point of view, the design of its two screen infotainment system has been revised to be more recent. The new software improves response time by about 30% and includes both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It’s a pity that Acura ILX is not adopting the new 2019 RDX touch screen system. Speaking of technology, the most notable update of the 2019 Acura ILX is the addition of AcuraWatch, which is now standard on all 2019 Acura ILX models. AcuraWatch is the automaker’s active and passive safety system, which includes adaptive speed control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane maintenance assistance.
In addition to these changes, the 2019 Acura ILX is virtually the same as the previous one. Under the skin is the same four cylinder engine, 2.4 liters and 201 horsepower aspirated, as the current model. It is always coupled to an eight speed automatic clutch transmission and only powers the front wheels.
Price and Release Date
2019 Acura ILX will be released in October, but the price has not been announced yet.