While many automakers are racing to hop on the hybrid bandwagon at least one manufacturer is bailing out. In announcing the sale date of the 2015 ILX Acura today strategically avoided the topic altogether. When online auto magazine Autoblog.com noticed the omission writers asked the company directly whether it would offer a 2015 hybrid ILX in keeping with the 2013 model. Acura’s response was as follows:
“The 2015 ILX remains a standout choice in the entry premium segment with its combination of performance, luxury, refinement and value and is the top-selling luxury vehicle to younger buyers. Based on the stronger appeal of the ILX 2.0 and 2.4 models, we are streamlining the ILX lineup to better align with customer demand, Acura will no longer offer the ILX Hybrid starting with the 2015 model year.”
You will, however, have options. The 2015 ILX will be offered in two power trains and four trim levels starting at just over $27,000. For the complete Acura press release click here.