2013 Acura ILX Sedan Doesn't Look Like a Honda Civic: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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    2013 Acura ILX Sedan Doesn't Look Like a Honda Civic: 2012 Detroit Auto Show


    Acura's new ILX sedan, based on the Honda Civic sedan, officially features Acura's first hybrid system and has made its debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The 2013 Acura ILX will become the automaker's new anchor in a strategy to capture entry-level luxury buyers.

    Acura's target market with the ILX are intelligent, young professionals. The 2013 ILX Concept that debuted at the Detroit Auto Show today featured 19-inch wheels and was announced to have three different powertrains, including Acura's first hybrid. Even though Acura isn't positioning the ILX as a technology vehicle, there is still plenty of features for technophiles to love including Pandora Internet Radio, rear-view camera and text-to-speech messaging.

    The three powerplants that will be offered for the ILX include a 2.0L four-cylinder with a five-speed automatic transmission, a 2.4L with a six-speed automatic and the 1.5L four-cylinder, 93-hp hybrid powertrain from the Honda Civic hybrid. Acura did specify that its hybrid system will be tuned for more performance and as a result, will have less fuel economy than Civic's 44-mpg.

    The production version of the ILX will debut this Spring and as a result, no pri

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    for 2013 Honda is doing a facelift on the Honda Civic since a lot of people dislike how it currently looks, i wonder if we can expect it to look closer to the ILX?

    unlike the Acura EL and Acura CSX design from the Civic to ILX has changed significantly, really expected the rear end to look more civic-like....



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    The ILX just looks like a much smaller version of the TSX.. its looks nothing like a 2012 civic... prob because the last civic and CSX look identical... with different head lights and fenders..

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