Company Acura, North American luxury division of Japanese automaker Honda, announced its intention to modernize the ILX sedan.
Although the vehicle presentation was held just a few months ago – in February of this year at an auto show in Chicago.
The reason for the modernization Acura ILX 2018-2019 is the low volume of sales model.
As said John Mendel, vice president of the North American branch of Honda, a major disappointment for motorists is a 4-cylinder 2-liter engine with 150 horsepower.
According to him, the Americans believe that the engine underpowered and did not see the benefits for yourself when purchasing the vehicle, and that was the reason to remove from the Acura ILX motor range, this power unit.
Now, the sedan will be equipped with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, developing 201 horsepower power and 230 Newton meters of maximum torque.
He completed only 6 -speed manual gearbox, but will be automatic, and by means of which the company plans to increase sales volumes of the model in the near future.
Last month in the United States has sold 2 108 units of sedan Acura ILX.
And, for example, comparable in size Audi A4 and Buick Verano were sold in November, at 3 343 and 3 573 copies, respectively.
It should be noted that the North American market Acura ILX sedan price starts with a mark of 25 900 dollars.