~25% of sales will be ILX Hybrid models
Honda is seeking to revive the luxury brand and attract younger buyers with the ILX. It will start from between $25,000 and $30,000, said Lee DaSilva, a product planner. Almost a quarter of the 40,000 ILX sedans the company plans to sell each year will be hybrids, he said. Equipped with a 1.5-liter engine, it will be Acura's first gasoline-electric auto.
The hybrid version is estimated to get 35 mpg in city driving and 38 mpg on the highway, Acura said in a statement.