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Does anyone know if the ILX is supposed to live on? I feel like Honda has been on-again off-again with compact Acuras.

I believe the current ILX is actually a 9th gen Civic isn't it? So it's like crazy old.
 

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According to Acura's product planning graphic that leaked last year Acura will continue to offer a compact sedan, but it probably won't be called ILX. The planning graphic noted "new compact sedan/type S" So whatever it is will probably be based on the new civic (the rumor being that if the civic hatch gets it's own platform, the new acura will use this platform as well, but just a rumor at this point.)

The ILX is based off of the 8th/9th gen civic platform, and uses the old 2.4L engine from the 9th gen Si. But there is a new compact sport sedan coming along with an accompanied Type S variant, according to Acura's planning which went up to 2023 I believe. Now that they've got their core models out of the way, they just need to finish introducing the Type S for the TLX and MDX and their next reveal should be this new compact sedan.

As for a name? No idea... it may end up resurrecting the RSX name for the new generation. Safe to assume it'll use a version of the 11th gen Si powerplant for base models and the 2.0T for it's Type S variant. Expect it to rise in price significantly from the current car which starts lower than a civic touring currently. Assuming it gets a price bump equal to the TLX, expect pricing to start in the low $30k range with the Type S coming in just under $40k most likely.
 

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According to Acura's product planning graphic that leaked last year Acura will continue to offer a compact sedan, but it probably won't be called ILX. The planning graphic noted "new compact sedan/type S" So whatever it is will probably be based on the new civic (the rumor being that if the civic hatch gets it's own platform, the new acura will use this platform as well, but just a rumor at this point.)

The ILX is based off of the 8th/9th gen civic platform, and uses the old 2.4L engine from the 9th gen Si. But there is a new compact sport sedan coming along with an accompanied Type S variant, according to Acura's planning which went up to 2023 I believe. Now that they've got their core models out of the way, they just need to finish introducing the Type S for the TLX and MDX and their next reveal should be this new compact sedan.

As for a name? No idea... it may end up resurrecting the RSX name for the new generation. Safe to assume it'll use a version of the 11th gen Si powerplant for base models and the 2.0T for it's Type S variant. Expect it to rise in price significantly from the current car which starts lower than a civic touring currently. Assuming it gets a price bump equal to the TLX, expect pricing to start in the low $30k range with the Type S coming in just under $40k most likely.
Interesting.

I think a good approach will be a slightly bigger version with more practicality.
 

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So I just saw this old article


And the product roadmap

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I suspect the pandemic put Acura behind schedule, but either way it looks like the ILX name is probably not long forr this world and we'll get something else. they've already used up CSX and ILX. What's next?

Acura KLX?

GLX sounds too much like an SUV. JLX just doesn't sound good at all.
 

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So I just saw this old article


And the product roadmap

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I suspect the pandemic put Acura behind schedule, but either way it looks like the ILX name is probably not long forr this world and we'll get something else. they've already used up CSX and ILX. What's next?

Acura KLX?

GLX sounds too much like an SUV. JLX just doesn't sound good at all.
Given Acura's new sport focused approach, I suspect they may use the RSX name again. And there was a short lived Integra 4-door in the 90s so it's not completely obscene that they would make a 4-door coupe style RSX as the new entry level sedan.
 

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Given Acura's new sport focused approach, I suspect they may use the RSX name again. And there was a short lived Integra 4-door in the 90s so it's not completely obscene that they would make a 4-door coupe style RSX as the new entry level sedan.
The new TLX is a clear winner and seeing that done to a smaller and cheaper vehicle would be great!
 

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The new TLX is a clear winner and seeing that done to a smaller and cheaper vehicle would be great!
It took a few months of the TLX being on sale, but I've been seeing more and more of them around lately. They may not sell in numbers as high as their crossovers, but it can definitely be considered a success. If they can dial in the right amount of DNA to the new ILX/RSX/Compact using the new civic platform AND keep the price of entry reasonable they'll have a winner on their hands to tempt people into the acura brand.

Personally, I'd like to see them make the new compact a bit lower and wider than the civic, like the TLX more focus on style than versatility giving it a long dramatic front end and shorter rear, possibly as a sport/lift back that still mocks a traditional trunk look (like the old integra/RSX). Give it either the Si powertrain or a detuned 2.0T and keep the starting price just under $30k and even I would be tempted to look into one rather than another civic for my next car.
 
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