Production of 2016 Acura ILX Celebrates 20 Years of U.S. Manufacturing
At Kendall Acura, we know that you can’t get ahead without taking a moment to recognize just how far you’ve come. Sometimes, as with the production launch of the 2016 Acura ILX, you even get the chance to do both at the same time.
Late last month, the Acura brand celebrated its 20th anniversary of U.S. production with two major milestones: the sale of its 2 millionth North American-produced model and the production launch of the 2016 Acura ILX. Production of the all-new sports sedan is underway at the automaker’s Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio. Having undertaken large investments in the plant, the Acura brand has demonstrated its dedication to improving the quality and refinement of Acura cars produced there, and Bend drivers are sure to notice a difference!
Redesigned for the 2016 model year, the Acura ILX has seen a slew of engineering improvements designed to advance performance, refresh technology offerings and boost its credibility as a luxury vehicle. Production of the Acura ILX first began at the manufacturer’s Greensburg, Indiana, plant in 2012. With its move to the Marysville Auto Plant, the model will now be in production alongside the Acura TLX — the brand’s highest volume luxury sedan.
According to the automaker’s press release, 94 percent of the brand’s vehicles sold last year were produced at plants in Alabama, Indiana, and Ohio with the use of both domestic and globally sourced auto parts. The 2 millionth sale of an Acura vehicle built in North America demonstrates the brand’s phenomenal growth since opening a U.S. production facility in East Liberty, Pa., in 1995. In total, North American-made Acura model sales soared to 158,043 units last year, marking an all-time record for the brand.