Tuesday, June 26, 2012

All New 2012 Acura ILX

If A picture is worth a thousand words, then how much is 10 pictures worth?

The All New 2013 ILX Is Breathing New Life Into Acura.With exiting images,
great offers and a very well engineered, sport tuned, entry level, luxury vehicle, Acura
is sure to have a winner here.

Enjoy the pictures, we have also included a link to the 2013 Acura ILX eBrochure
provided by Acura. As well as Links to some very powerful Reviews.

Enjoy ,
All New 2013 Acura ILX eBrochure: http://www.acura.com/ebrochure/ebrochure.aspx?model=ILX&modelYear=2013

Recent Reviews: 

“…craftsmanship is top notch.”

“On the highway it’s quiet and smooth with a soft ride thanks to new two-stage reactive dampers found in all models.”

“A well-rounded car, the ILX offers luxury for less and is certain to also deliver brand qualities like reliability and durability.”

Source: AutoGuide.com


“All the interior bits and pieces are well integrated into an overall look, and are all crafted from upscale materials. The upper dash pad is soft to the touch and offers a pleasant contrast to the metallic look of the lower dash and center stack.”

“…but the standard MacPherson struts up front and multi-link arrangement in back are more than up to the task when the going gets twisty. Acura has fitted the ILX with the same rebound spring and Amplitude Reactive Damper system that we liked so much in the 2013 RDX.”

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” Inside, the ILX is all luxury, with a supple steering wheel, soft-touch leather all around and seats that couple support and comfort. “

“On all models, we liked the responsive brake feel and the four-wheel independent double-wishbone front suspension, which made for a smooth ride.”


“Surprisingly, the ILX 2.0 is pleasantly peppy; though it trails a few competitors in terms of power … an ILX so equipped is relatively quick, thanks in part to a transmission that's quick to respond to throttle input with a downshift. Still, we found ourselves enjoying the 2.4-liter I-4 the most. Sure, the extra power is a bonus, but the manual transmission is one of the best to come from Honda to date -- the clutch is perfectly weighted and boasts linear take-up, and shift throws are smooth, short, and positive.”

“…the five-speed automatic transmission, with ratios selectable via wheel-mounted paddle shifters, does a fine job of keeping the engine on boil when attempting to merge or pass.”

“We found the suspension tuning to offer a compliant ride on rough roads, while not turning to mush when turning was required.”

Updates will follow.  Come by Bradshaw Acura in Greenville, SC if you would
like to see the real thing.  

- Bradshaw Acura - 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Acura future products: Hybrids joining revamped lineup

acura future products tl.
The restyled front end of the 2012 Acura TL previews the future design direction for the full lineup. 
By: Mark Rechtin, 
Automotive News on 8/16/2011
Sales have begun to rebound for Acura, American Honda Motor Co.'s luxury brand, and a product renaissance in 2012--complete with a big entry into hybrid powertrains--could provide a further boost.
Acura's two crossovers will be redesigned. And while the RL flagship won't have the rear-drive V8 version--those plans were killed in 2009--it will be significantly re-engineered. Subsequent model years will see other major redesigns and other lineup changes.
Acura also will take a step back from its polarizing "keen edge" design philosophy. An early hint of a more refined look can be seen in the 2012 TL midcycle change. The angular front "beak" was replaced by a more traditional grille.
RSX: An entry-luxury sedan will come in the spring of 2013, to compete with the Lexus CT 200h and BMW front-drive cars. The RSX is based on the Honda Civic platform and will be powered by a 210-hp version of the Civic Si's four-cylinder engine. After the failure of the Canadian-market CSX, Acura knows it can't just deliver a warmed-over Civic. This model will be larger and have more differentiated sheet metal.
RSX coupe: Plans call for a midcycle addition that arrives in the spring of 2015. Dealers have asked for a convertible hardtop.
TSX: There is talk within Acura that the TSX will go away after its cycle ends in 2013. Four low-volume sedans that are close in size may not be a healthy business plan.
TL: The Honda Accord-based mid-sized sedan got a major fascia change this year, meaning a redesign won't come until the fall of 2013. Because it is too close in size to the RL, expect a shorter wheelbase and less overall length.
At launch, Honda's large-car hybrid system will be available as an option on the base V6. The V6 will be lighter and will include a new cylinder deactivation system and stop-start ignition. The 3.7-liter V6 may come down in displacement to 3.5 liters.
RL: Look for a re-engineering of the all-wheel-drive RL in late 2012 as a 2013 model. Pride will not let Acura get rid of its flagship--which is on an expensive stand-alone architecture--even though Honda is looking to kill the vehicle in Japan, where it is called the Legend.
RDX: After a six-year cycle, the small crossover will be redesigned for the summer of 2012. It will be offered in both front- and all-wheel drive. The twitchy turbo-four version goes away, replaced by a standard 2.5-liter inline-four engine on the base model, and a hybrid-four as an option. There won't be a V6 because the Civic platform that underpins the RDX can't accommodate it. A midcycle addition of a seven-speed sequential transmission is possible.
ZDX: The ZDX was new for the 2010 model year, so no changes are planned for now.
MDX: A redesign is scheduled for the fall of 2012. A running change will include a hybrid version to augment the base V6 engine. For fuel economy, the base 300-hp 3.7-liter engine may be replaced with a new 270-hp, 3.5-liter V6. The MDX mostly missed out on the keen edge design era and will stay with more restrained luxury styling.
NSX: Honda Motor President Takanobu Ito says a new version of the Ferrari-fighter is in the works. He should know; he was an engineer on the original. But killing the sports car in 2009, after misfires on two concepts, means it will likely be 2014 before one hits the road.

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20110816/CARNEWS/110819916#ixzz1VFMZ0rxE