2015 Acura ILX Hybrid Leaves US Market, Stays In Canada

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
2015 acura ilx hybrid leaves us market stays in canada

Those considering a premium hybrid will have one fewer option in the United States when MY 2015 rolls around: Acura has discontinued sales of the entry-level ILX Hybrid in the land of the free.

Autoblog reports the brand is responding to consumer demand — or lack thereof — in its decision to cut the hybrid model from the rest of the ILX lineup, which now will consist of a 2-liter I4 paired with a five-speed automatic and a 2.4-liter I4 with a six-speed manual. Price of admission for 2015 will be between $27,050 and $29,350, depending on options.

The ILX Hybrid arrived in 2012 as a 2013 model, but only 2,660 copies had left U.S. showrooms between then and May 2014. However, the hybrid will still have a home in Canada, where parent company Honda has vowed to continue sales. The 2014 edition of the ILX Hybrid starts at $35,190 CDN, and is powered by a 1.5-liter I4 with an integrated electric motor, both of which are mated to a CVT.

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  • TorontoSkeptic TorontoSkeptic on Jun 18, 2014

    I really don't understand the strategy to confine the oddball cars to Canada. It's a (relatively) small market and much more dominated by the established models. I'm sure Tim can confirm but the F150+camry+standard compacts (Corolla, Civic, Elantra) are some huge portion of the market. The only logic I can see is that compacts are more popular for a number of reasons - more urbanized, more expensive gas, overall higher car prices - so it makes sense to push the ILX. Anecdotally I've seen very few, but also very few Veranos and CLAs.

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    • NormSV650 NormSV650 on Jun 18, 2014

      One ILX in the Cleveland area amongst a plethora of CLA's and Verano's.

  • DrGastro997 DrGastro997 on Jun 18, 2014

    Why does Honda even consider making hybrids? They make low emission and high mpg cars to begin with. There's no merit in spending more for a Honda hybrid unless you're just wanting to make a public statement.

  • Dave M. Dave M. on Jun 18, 2014

    Too bad...I really like this car and it would be a great choice for my daughter in 3 years... But if you ain't selling them...

  • 05lgt 05lgt on Jun 19, 2014

    Thinking out loud; is honda making room for something based on their Accord hybrid drivetrain in this space?