Honda’s luxury division prepares a special, sporty version of its entry-level sedan, which will come as 2017 Acura ILX Type S. This sedan is in production since 2012, when it came as an all-new model, as some kind of successor of CSX, which was the last compact car in Acura’s lineup. This model came refreshed recently and after mid-cycle update, company prepares something more. This will be a hi-performance version. It will come somewhere next year as 2017 Acura ILX Type S.
2017 Acura ILX Type S redesign
Well, this will be a hi-performance variant of company’s luxury compact. It will come only a year after mid-cycle refresh. So, we don’t expect some bigger changes in styling for 2017 Acura ILX Type S. Base appearance will remain, like new ‘Jewel Eyes’ headlights, new grille and many other details on, mainly at the front end. Still, we are expecting to see plenty of unique details. Most of these changes will be cosmetic, in order to emphasize cars sporty character. Expected to see some unique details such as special wheels, body kits etc. The 2017 ILX Type S will also feature plenty of “Type S” badges all over the vehicles, both outside and inside. When it is about interior, we still don’t have some more precise details. However, we expect to see some unique details too, like some chrome details, sport seats and trims etc.
2017 Acura ILX Type S engine
This will definitely be the main part of 2017 Acura ILX Type S. This variant will have much more power, compared to standard models. Exact engine is still unknown, but it is expected that it will be borrowed from new Honda Civic Type R. It is a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine, which will be available both with manual and automatic transmission. Excellent performances are guaranteed because total output is expected to be over 300 horsepower.
2017 Acura ILX Type S release date and price
Although there are many reports about this model, we still don’t have an official confirmation from the company so it is hard to predict a more precise date of launch. According to rumors, 2017 Acura ILX Type S will come somewhere in the second half of next year. Price is unknown, but there are some predictions that new model could go around 40-45.000 dollars.