MARKHAM, ONT– The 2019 ILX begins arriving in dealerships this November with aggressive new styling that lends Acura’s gateway sedan a notably sportier and more sophisticated look, highlighted by the brand’s signature Diamond Pentagon grille. In addition to all-new front and rear design, the 2019 ILX receives significant technology upgrades and premium cabin appointments, along with an updated A-Spec sport appearance variant, and continues to come standard with AcuraWatch™ technology. The redesigned 2019 ILX, available with Premium, Premium A-Spec and Tech A-Spec packages, carries a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP ) starting at $29,990 (excluding $,2075 destination and handling). At the top of the lineup, the 2019 ILX Tech A-Spec now lists for just $35,390.
The 2019 ILX gains more luxurious and sporty cabin appointments while upping the technology – with an available quicker, more responsive dual-screen user interface featuring updated graphics, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. All ILX models are powered by a sporty, naturally aspirated, 201-horsepower (SAE net), 2.4-litre, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC™ engine mated to a quick-shifting 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. For 2019, ILX is all-new from the A-pillars forward, including a new Acura signature Diamond Pentagon grille, framed by 7-element Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and a more sharply sculpted hood. The new styling carries through to the rear with an all-new decklid, fascia, LED taillights and lower diffuser with exposed exhaust finisher. All-new wheel designs for 2019 include a 17-inch split 5-spoke wheel and an A-Spec exclusive 18-inch wheel.
Inside, the 2019 Acura ILX receives more intricately styled and reshaped sport seats, front and rear, with available high-contrast piping and stitching. All ILXs now feature 2-way power adjustable lumbar support for the driver’s seat. Additional interior enhancements include a silver-finished dash trim with chrome insert and a machine-finished ignition button.
ILX continues to come standard with the AcuraWatch™ suite of active safety and driver-assistive technology. The new ILX A-Spec, available with Premium and Technology Packages, joins the TLX sedan and the RDX and MDX SUVs in receiving the latest-generation A-Spec treatment, with a more distinctive and easily recognizable performance-inspired character, inside and out. On the exterior, the new ILX A-Spec is distinguished by dark chrome trim for the front grille and lower fascia, LED fog lights, dark appearance for the headlights and taillights, and a gloss-black decklid spoiler. Interior enhancements for the ILX A-Spec include a piano black dash accent with chrome insert, A-Spec badged steering wheel with contrast stitching and aluminum sport pedals.