Acura Joins the Hybrid Market with the New ILX Hybrid
For 2013, Acura has introduced a hybrid vehicle for the first time into its model line. The ILX Hybrid has some similarities to hybrids that Chicagoland drivers are familiar with but offers more sophistication and style due to its tech features and stunning interior.
There is a base model or an upgraded version with a technology package so that drivers can have the vehicle they want without having to spend money on the things they don’t.
There are many features to love on the ILX Hybrid with the tech package, including a navigation system with an eight-inch display as well as attributes like Acura’s voice recognition technology where pressing the “talk” button and then saying your command activates this voice recognition feature. Climate and audio controls can also be controlled this way.
The interior of this vehicle another noteworthy selling point. High quality materials were used to give the interior its sleek and functional appearance. The layout is quite nice, and there is plenty of space and storage. For added convenience, the vehicle comes with heated seats so getting into your car on those cold winter mornings is a lot more enjoyable.
The ILX Hybrid does not run on electricity alone like some other hybrid vehicles, but it does have a regenerative braking system. This system gathers kinetic energy from braking the vehicle and turns it into electricity. The process gives the lithium-ion battery a little bit of a boost.
There is also a start-stop feature to help conserve fuel that works by shutting off the vehicle’s engine when the car brakes and is brought to a complete stop. When the brake is released, the engine starts again, keeping you from burning gasoline while idling.
Take the ILX Hybrid for a Spin
Acura lovers who have been waiting for a more sustainable option should definitely take a look at this vehicle. Stop by your local Chicagoland Acura dealer and schedule a test drive today!