Acura has unveiled the 2016 ILX at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Set to go on sale yearly next year, the facelifted model adopts sportier bumpers, a revised grille and Jewel Eye LED headlights. The car also has new taillights and restyled 17-inch alloy wheels.
If that's not sporty enough, there's a new A-SPEC variant with fog lights, sportier side skirts, a trunk-mounted spoiler and 18-inch alloy wheels. The model also has perforated Lux Suede seats and alloy pedals.
Speaking of the interior, the 2016 ILX features additional sound deadening material, contrast stitching and "high-intensity" silver trim. There's also a newly available navigation system that is powered by the driver's iPhone and data plan via the AcuraLink navigation app. Furthermore, buyers can order the AcuraWatch suite which includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation and Collision Mitigation Braking System with pedestrian sensing.
Under the hood, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine has been replaced by a standard 2.4-liter unit that cranks out 201 bhp (150 kW) and 180 lb-ft (243 Nm) of torque - a substantial improvement of 51 bhp (38 kW) and 40 lb-ft (54 Nm). It is connected to a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission which promises to deliver "incredibly quick, crisp and intuitive gear changes."