Acura has announced plans to introduce the 2013 ILX and RDX at the Chicago Auto Show.
First up, the ILX is based on the US-spec Honda Civic and will become the brand's entry-level model. It will be launched this spring and promises to have a "high-quality, well-appointed interior" with passive entry, a pushbutton ignition and an advanced audio system.
Specifications haven't been released, but the company has already confirmed three engines will be available:
- 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 RDX, on the other hand, is slightly larger than its predecessor and has additional leg room and cargo capacity.
Power will likely be provided by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 273 hp (203 kW / 276 PS). It should be connected to a six-speed automatic transmission which enables the crossover to return 20 mpg city / 28 mpg (US).
Note: Acura ILX and RDX concepts pictured