Acura ILX concept bows in Detroit [video]

Acura has introduced the ILX concept at the North American International Auto Show.

Essentially a thinly-veiled production model, the concept features an angular front fascia, LED fog lights and 19-inch alloy wheels.  It measures 4555mm long, 1890mm wide and 1425mm tall with a wheelbase that spans 2670mm.

Interior pictures were not released, but Acura says the car will come nicely equipped with a passive entry system, a push-button ignition, Pandora internet radio and an "SMS text message function for smart connectivity." Options are slated to include a voice recognition system, a rearview camera and a premium audio system with ten speakers.

Under the hood, three different engines will be available. Choices include:

  • A 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder with a five-speed automatic
  • A 2.4-liter four-cylinder with a six-speed manual
  • A hybridized 1.5-liter four-cylinder which is estimated to return 35 mpg city / 38 mpg highway (US)

The 2013 Acura ILX will be launched later this spring and it will be based on the US-spec Honda Civic.

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Motor show Detroit Auto Show
Model Acura ILX
Automaker Acura
Article type Concept Car
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