2013 Acura ILX Compact Sedan and Next-Generation RDX Headed to Detroit

Next month Acura is set to debut three new vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show. Acura has announced that an all-new compact sports sedan, a redesigned RDX crossover and a concept version of the next-generation Acura NSX will debut at the show.

The Acura ILX concept is a preview of an all-new luxury compact sedan scheduled for launch in spring 2012. The new ILX compact sedan is based on the Honda Civic and will be offered with three powertrains including Acura’s first-ever gas-electric hybrid. The ILX will also be the first Acura to be produced at Honda’s plant in Greensburg, Indiana. The RDX that we will see next month is a prototype of the second-generation 2013 RDX.. The 2013 RDX will continue to be based on the Honda CR-V, but will ditch the current turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder for a more powerful V6 engine. The V6 will also be more fuel-efficient than the current four-cylinder. The NSX concept is a preview of the styling direction of the new NSX.

“Acura has a steady cadence of exciting new models coming to market and it will all begin in Detroit,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president and general manager of Acura sales and service. “From the all-new Acura ILX at the gateway of the lineup to the pinnacle of performance with the Acura NSX Concept, Acura vehicles are being created for luxury customers who aspire to the highest levels of quality and value, with beautiful styling and the right balance of technology, performance and environmental responsibility.”

All three models will debut on January 9.