Temple of VTEC member Hondatalover did a photoshop of the 2019 Acura ILX and honestly, this is it.
Just a couple of days ago I reported on how the 2019 Acura ILX finally gains Acura’s precision concept front end. Now, according to Hondatalover and his very skillful Photoshop on Temple Of VTEC from earlier yesterday (Aug. 3, 2018) I’m 90 percent sure this is what the final 2019 Acura ILX will look like in production form. Click through the other images of what it’ll look like below!!!
I don’t know about you guys but compared to the old front end and finally seeing someone photoshop it with full color, I kind of really like the look of it.
Here’s the front of the old ILX
And here’s the rear.
Like the Precision Concept from which this new Acura ILX draws from and like the rest of Acura’s lineup sporting this new nose, it looks sharp, athletic, modern, and has a unique look for Honda’s luxury but lowkey sporty entry-level offering.
While the current 2018 Acura ILX demands at least a $10,000 premium over it’s arguably more capable younger brother, the 10th gen Honda Civic, with this new update, at least you finally get the looks to back up that $28,100 MSRP.
Just yesterday I reported that Honda’s small car sales, and all car sales for that matter, took a major hit. If this crossover over car trend continues, it wouldn’t make sense for Acura spend R&D on an ILX successor that won’t be profitable, at least not at the moment, unless they’re already developing one.
That being said, although I’ve always didn’t like how the ILX is the bearer of the entry-level Acura nameplate that includes legends like the Integra and RSX, my main beef being they’re still using the 9th gen Honda Civic platform, this refreshed look makes that a little easier to live with.
If Acura develops the ILX platform even further and does some smart engineering to make it, dare I say, better handling then the 10th gen Civic, I could come to appreciate this ILX. While they’re at it, why not bring a Type S variant out and stuff it with one of your turbo engines. The detuned 2.0T would do nicely.