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European design patent filing reveals the production 2013 ILX
 Date: February 02, 2012 11:58
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: European Patent Office
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


In our ILX Forum, somebody posted a link to a french site which had a few black and white images of the ILX. I quickly recognized the "dummy" wheels as those which always seem to appear in Honda's design patent filings to the European Patent Office, so I ran a quick search there and found these 7 images. As you can see, what Jon Ikeda told us was correct, everything above the mid-bumper line on the concept was pretty much production. These images reveal what's changed below that point - as you can see, the production car's front bumper cover becomes more arrow-like, with more than a hint of 3rd-gen TL flavor. The foglight housings are enlarged and a bit more defined, and there is a new opening found at the lower edge of the bumper, helping form the overall "arrow" shape of the bumper. Also, in the rear of the vehicle, note that the "integrated exhaust" cutouts have given way to the standard "Euro-style" lower bumper reflectors.

To more easily see the differences in the front bumper, we've posted a comparison photo on the bottom row of pics below.






Bonus pic from the Seinfeld "Munchkin" youtube vid from yesterday.


Last edited by JeffX on February 02, 2012 13:39

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