It’s not the first time we are writing about the ILX Type S and won’t be the last because the Japanese carmaker has finally released some information that regards the arrival. Although not official yet, the latest rumors say that the 2019 Acura ILX Type S will likely arrive before the end of the next year. The awesome vehicle hasn’t been spotted testing, but our insiders claim it’s going to be an awesome car in every way.
2019 Acura ILX Type S: Engine and Transmission
The most important part of the 2019 ILX Type S will lie beneath the hood of course. In contrast to the regular model that produces “just” 201 horsepower from its 2.4-liter unit, the high-performance model will rely on Honda’s new 2.0-liter turbo engine. The mill will reportedly produce exactly 306 horsepower. Still, the biggest news isn’t the engine. No, it’s the transmission, or better to say transmissions. The topper will allegedly host an all-new 10-speed automatic option, though it’s far more interesting the information about the arrival of the manual unit. Yes, the 2019 Acura ILX Type S may get a 6-speed manual gearbox, which is really awesome.
Design and Technologies
The 2019 Acura ILX Type S will look totally different from its regular sibling. The compact sedan will host far more dynamic lines and a number of design tweaks. The majority of new elements will occur in the ends. The face should host a massive bumper and new headlights, plus, the manufacturer might slightly restyle the grille. The newest reports say that Acura won’t skip the chance to add the tail. We believe that the fenders might be more pronounced as well. The performance sedan will sit lower to the ground without any doubt. It will also host bigger wheels and brakes, and some suspension upgrades.
Acura may give a try to some kind of hybrid technology too, but we have nothing about it at the moment. Though, we know that there’s going to be some sort of semi-autonomous technology available. Plus, the luxury compact sedan is definitely getting the automaker’s latest infotainment and entertainment systems.
Price and Release
The high-performance ILX will definitely cost significantly more from its regular sibling. As far as we’ve heard, the car will cost at least $40,000. Unofficially, Honda’s premium department has a plan to introduce it at the 2018 New York Auto Show. This means that the amazing 2019 Acura ILX Type S is going to be released in the U.S. dealerships either next summer or fall.