Rumor Mill: Acura Contemplates Getting Rid of ¯Underpowered¯ 2.0 ILX

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: Rumor Mill: Acura Contemplates Getting Rid of ¯Underpowered¯ 2.0 ILX

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    92

    Rumor Mill: Acura Contemplates Getting Rid of “Underpowered” 2.0 ILX



    Though sales for the new 2013 Acura ILX have been anything but stellar, reports suggest the Japanese automaker is plotting a major powertrain change that may help turn things around for the premium compact sedan.

    Acura plans on dropping the 2.0-liter I-4 from the lineup, as John Mendel, American Honda executive vice president said it’s “underpowered, and consumers don’t see the value,” to Automotive News. This could mean the racier 201-hp 2.4-liter will replace the less-inspiring mill to further set the ILX apart from the 140-hp Civic.

    Currently, the more potent 2.4-liter unit is exclusively paired with a six-speed manual transmission, but Mendel also hints that a 2.4 automatic is in the works. Making such changes could help catapult ILX sales, which aren’t close to hitting the initial target of 30,000 units a year. “We’re hitting two-thirds of our expectations, but we’re growing every month and catching on more,” Mendel told Automotive News.

    Acura spokesman Chuck Schifsky tells us a different story, however. “The ILX is slowly getting up to where we want it to be, and it’s taking quite a while to get the awareness built up, but the 2.0-liter isn’t going anywhere.” As for a 2.4 automatic, Schifsky says there’s no plan for that, either.


    Read more: Rumor Mill: Acura Contemplates Getting Rid of "Underpowered" 2.0 ILX - Rumor Central
    Follow us: @AutomobileMag on Twitter | AutomobileMag on Facebook

  2. Remove Advertisements
    Acura ILX Forum
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    92




  4. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    92


  5. Remove Advertisements
    Acura ILX Forum
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Super Moderator Trentimus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    492
    If they dont goto the Earth Dreams motors, I don't anticipate they'll use the K24 for the Auto models.

  7. #5
    Senior Member cfrp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    600
    Why not? Maybe they should have used a K20 with an automatic transmission. It will further separate people from comparing the Civic to the ILX. Or maybe come out with a 2.4L automatic.

    __________________
    Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote




  8. #6
    Super Moderator Trentimus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    492
    I kinda think about it and the 2.0 being slashed would appear to yield greated MPG reward to goto the Hybrid.. hrm

  9. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    455
    never was a fan of the 2.0, 2.4 all the way

  10. #8
    Senior Member cfrp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    600
    Quote Originally Posted by Trentimus View Post
    I kinda think about it and the 2.0 being slashed would appear to yield greated MPG reward to goto the Hybrid.. hrm
    What about pricing though? The 2.0L is the cheapest. If they slash it. What will be the base model? Are they going to introduce a base 2.4L? That would piss off some existing 2.4L owners.

    __________________
    Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote




  11. #9
    Super Moderator Popeye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    431
    Quote Originally Posted by cfrp View Post
    ............. Or maybe come out with a 2.4L automatic.
    Bingo !!! That would be the best choice 200+HP should be minimum in a luxury branded car

  12. #10
    Super Moderator Popeye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    431
    Quote Originally Posted by cfrp View Post
    Are they going to introduce a base 2.4L? That would piss off some existing 2.4L owners.
    Only if they price it at Base price model

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Not a Member Yet? Please Register Now.

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Already a Member? Please Log-in.

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2