2020 Acura ILX 0-60 Changes, Redesign, Rumors – The ILX is Acura’s compact executive sedan which has been released back in 2012. The car went through a midlife facelift back in 2015, and it seems that it won’t go for much longer. Considering that Honda released the new Civic a while ago, it is safe to assume the upcoming 2020 Acura Ilx 0-60 is not far. Unfortunately, Acura didn’t release any official information about the car up to this point. Despite that, it seems the new model is in the works so it shouldn’t take too long until we are going to see the first camouflaged versions of the car. For starters, the new model is expected to be slightly larger than its predecessor. On top of that Acura may decide to return to their roots with the ILX. The car might become a sports executive crossover just like its predecessor, the Integra.
2020 Acura ILX 0-60 Rumors & Redesign
The new car is going to be based on Honda’s new highly modular platform. This also underpins the Civic. The new platform is mostly made out of high strength steel so it should give the car increased structural rigidity and it should make it safer as well. The new chassis will also offer a lower center of gravity which is enormous, especially in a sedan that will be aimed at those looking to drive and enjoy their cars.
With the new platform, we can also expect a modern running gear. This will still be an entirely independent setup but this time around the vehicle could feature adaptive shocks at least as optional extras. If they manage to do it then the 2020 Acura Ilx 0-60 should have no problems becoming the sports sedan it was always meant to be.
2020 Acura ILX 0-60 Design Details – Interior & Exterior
The current car offers an understated design which most people love. The new 2020 model will more than likely follow its predecessor, so don’t expect anything too crazy like its sibling, the Civic. Instead, the car will more than probably share quite a few design cues with the larger TLX. Expect the 2020 Acura Ilx 0-60 to get the same new front end with the pentagonal grille, the honeycomb mesh, the all new LED headlights as well as the more muscular look of the body. The big difference between it and the TLX is going to be the size as well as the car’s roof-line. Some suggested the ILX could receive a coupe-like roof-line in which case it would become one of the prettier cars around. We do hope these are more than just rumors.
The upcoming 2020 Acura Ilx 0-60 will get rid of the two-screens infotainment system or the dated design of the dashboard. Instead of all of that, the car will boast an entirely new design scheme which should allow Acura to get noticed finally. For starters, this time around the center stack is more than likely going to be angled slightly towards the driver.
The instrument cluster’s cowl is also expected to decrease to offer a better view. These combined should allow the driver to enjoy the driving experience more and together with the tweaked running gear; the ILX should quickly become one of the most fun to drive executive sedans on the market.
2020 Acura ILX 0-60 Engine & Specifications
So far the car has only been available with a naturally aspirated 2.4 liter inline four gas engine. While this is still fine with its 201 horsepower, it will more than likely be discontinued for this new generation. In its place, the ILX will receive Honda’s brand new 1.5-liter turbo-four. This engine will also power the new Civic Si, so it should be no slouch. In fact, early rumors suggested the driver will make north of 200 horsepower and 220 lb-ft of torque, thus making it more potent than its predecessor
Thanks to the added torque the engine should make the car feel faster even at highway speeds at part-throttle. The 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox is likely going to be replaced by Honda’s new 10-speed automatic which is said to be just as fast while offering better fuel economy. Some also suggested the new ILX could receive a second engine choice. Honda’s 2.0-liter turbo-four would allow the car to shine, but this engine would likely make the car faster than the TLX so Acura may decide to stick with the smaller engine in order not to cannibalize the sales of the larger TLX.
Price & Release Date Of 2020 Acura ILX 0-60
There is no date set for the release of 2020 Acura Ilx 0-60, but the vehicle is expected to debut before the end of the year. Considering that no test mules were spotted, it might be possible that we are going to have to wait for new ILX until 2020. As the time progresses, we will have more information and will keep you updated.