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The ILX chassis utilizes advanced MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear
suspension systems, along with new Amplitude Reactive Dampers. The dampers
operate in two distinct performance parameters to simultaneously provide
superior ride comfort and precision handling. In addition, Motion Adaptive
Electric Power Steering is used for excellent steering feel and improved fuel
efficiency. The result is a chassis with a high level of refinement, confident
handling and a nimble and sporty driving experience.
The ILX will feature a high-quality, well-appointed interior that is smart,
spacious and sporty. It will offer a number of new, high-value features
including a standard Keyless Access System with smart entry and pushbutton
start, along with Pandora internet radio interface and SMS text message function
for smart connectivity with the world.
As with all Acura models, the ILX will have a long list of standard features,
multiple trim levels (a Premium Package and Technology Package), and excellent
standard safety features-- including Acura's acclaimed Advanced Compatibility
Engineering (ACE) body structure, front, side and side-curtain airbags,
4-channel anti-lock brakes and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA). Although yet to
be tested, Acura anticipates that the ILX will achieve top crash safety ratings
from both the NHTSA and IIHS.
The available Premium Package features leather seating surfaces, heated front
seats, an upgraded 360 watt stereo system, a rear view camera and an Active
Sound Cancellation system to make for a quieter cabin.
Building on the Premium Package, the available Technology Package adds Acura's
award winning ELS Surround audio system and a full complement of relevant
technologies, including AcuraLink Satellite Communication System, Acura
Navigation System with Voice Recognition, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with
Traffic Rerouting, and AcuraLink Real-Time Weather with radar image maps. The
navigation system makes use of a hard disk drive (HDD) with 60 gigabytes of
storage capacity-- including 15 gigabytes that can be specifically allocated for
music storage. With the available Premium or Technology Package, a new
multi-view rear camera is used.
The Acura ILX will be manufactured (using U.S. and globally sourced parts),
exclusively at the company's state-of-the-art Greensburg, Indiana plant, one of
only three plants worldwide to receive J.D. Power and Associates' 2011 Platinum
Award for outstanding product quality, and the top award for any factory in
Acura ILX 2.4L: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications