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Chicago Auto Show – 2013 Acura ILX

2013 Acura ILX

Scheduled to go on sale this spring, the 2013 Acura ILX made its official debut this week at the Chicago Auto Show. The Japanese automaker promises that the car is fully capable of combining performance, luxury and efficiency with affordability while at the same time not forgetting about the environment.

2013 Acura ILX

Under the hood of the ILX is the company’s first gas-electric hybrid powertrain that utilizes a 1.5-liter inline engine and also an Integrated Motor Assist electric motor. Thanks to the CVT (continuously variable transmission), the vehicle is able to return up to 35 mpg in the city and up to 38 mpg on the highway. The electric motor generates 20 hp and gets its necessary juice from the lithium-ion battery pack. The 2013 Acura ILX is capable of offering a total output of 111 hp @ 5,500 rpm and 127 lb.-ft between 1,000 and 3,000 rpm.

2013 Acura ILX

The car is also available with a traditional 4-cylinder 2.0-liter power unit that outputs 150 hp at 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 140 lb.-ft available at 4,300 rpm. Mated to a 5-speed automatic Sequential SportShift transmission, the car can return 24 mpg city / 32 mpg highway.

2013 Acura ILX

For those who need more performance, the new ILX can be ordered with a beefier 2.4-liter engine that delivers 201 hp at 7,000 rpm and 170 lb.-ft of torque reached at 4,300 rpm. This engine is linked to a 6-speed, close-ratio manual gearbox and allows the vehicle to return 20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway.

2013 Acura ILX

We should also mention that the 2013 Acura ILX features a MacPherson strut front suspension while at the back it adopts a multi-link configuration. Other than that, the car comes with four-channel anti-lock brakes, VSA – Vehicle Stability Assist and Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering.

Source: Acura

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