The Honda is bringing back the iconic badge and one of the first models to come with it could be 2019 Acura ILX Type S. The small sedan is in production for many years.
It originally came in 2012. Four years later, we have seen a facelift. This facelift included various changes, both in terms of styling and mechanics. However, this doesn’t mean that the current generation has done with updates. We expect to see few additional novelties before the complete redesign. One of those novelties should be a new hi-performance version, which will carry the legendary badge. The 2019 ILX Type S will come with various modifications.
First of all, we are about to see a new, more powerful engines. Also, some modifications on chassis are expected. Finally, we expect to see new visual details, which will accentuate car’s sporty character.
2019 Acura ILX Type S redesign
The 2019 Acura ILX Type S will be a hi-performance version of this entry-level luxury sedan. For this occasion, we expect to see various modifications. While the base design will remain, many chassis tweaks should come. First of all, we could see sportier suspension and brakes. Though, we must say that even base models are pretty amazing in this aspect, so don’t expect anything significant. Besides these tweaks, we could also see some further modifications in order to save some pounds.
Finally, there are some new visual details to come. We could see some new bodywork, for example. The 2019 Acura ILX Type S could get new things like sportier bumpers, spoiler etc. Also, a unique grille design is possible, as well as unique color options and wheels design. Interior changes are also possible, so we could see things like new schemes, additional standard features, Type S badges etc.
2019 Acura ILX Type S engine
One thing is for sure, the new 2019 Acura ILX Type S will come with much power. However, we still can’t say for sure which engine will find the place under the new model’s hood. Most likely, we are about to see a new 2.0-liter turbo inline-four, which has already found its place under the hoods of new Accord and Civic Type R. In Accord, this engine delivers around 252 horses.
On the other side, a hi-performance hatchback counts all away up to 310 horses. We believe that this is way too much for the 2019 Acura ILX Type S. So, it will more likely feature those Accord’s 252 ponies. Though, everything is possible. We also expect to see new 10-speed transmission in the offer.
2019 Acura ILX Type S other versions to consider
The new 2019 Acura ILX Type S will definitely be amazing. However, if you are for some less sporty variant, Acura offers several models. In North America, this sedan features a famous 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, praised for its reliability. It delivers around 200 horsepower, which is more than enough for a quality ride.
In some other parts of the world, there is an older-generation 2.0-liter engine, which is good for about 150 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, you can find a 1.5-liter engine on some markets. However, this engine delivers 111 horsepower, which definitely isn’t enough for some more decent performances.
2019 Acura ILX Type S release date and price
The 2019 Acura ILX Type S should come by the end of the year, according to some reports. However, we must mention that this model is yet to be confirmed. So, you should take this information with big reserve.