Not a lot of details were revealed, but the Integra will come with a 1.5-liter engine, a six-speed manual, and we know what it will look likeby Sidd Dhimaan, on
Acura has been hyping the new Integra for a few months now. It all started in August this year when the automaker officially announced that the moniker is making a comeback. The next month, we got to know that it will be a full-blown hatchback with fastback styling. And, finally, coming up with a kickass trailer announcing that the new Integra will feature a six-speed manual gearbox.
Fast forward to the present day, Acura has revealed the 2023 Integra prototype. It is a near-production version and we don’t expect any major changes to be made to the real deal. Unfortunately, the company didn’t give out a lot of details, but we at least know what it looks like.
What Does The 2023 Acura Integra Look Like?
If we were to sum up its shape, the fastback-like styling of this four-door car slots it somewhere between a hatch and a coupe. The Indy Yellow Pearl paint you see on the Integra is borrowed from the NSX and pays tribute to Phoenix Yellow of the third-gen 2000-2001 Integra Type-R.
Up front, the car features the frameless Diamond Pentagon grille that we first saw on the Type S concept. The LED headlights come with chicane daytime running lights. There’s also the ‘Integra’ name embossed under the driver-side headlight.
The prototype was equipped with matte-finished 19-inch split-five spoke wheels. It featured Brembo brakes with the same yellow-colored calipers.
The taillight setup at the rear is reminiscent of the older Integras. The ‘Integra’ embossing can be found at the rear under the passenger side taillight as well. It comes with a dual-exhaust setup and muscular rear wheel arches.
What Will Power The 2023 Acura Integra?
This will be the first Integra with forced induction from the factory. It will be powered by a 1.5-liter, four-pot engine. In the Civic hatch, it makes 180 horses and 177 pound-feet of torque.
But, Acura being the performance division, we expect it to come with at least the power outputs offered on the 2022 Civic Si. It did mention ‘high-output 1.5-liter engine’; so our best bet is the Civic Si’s output in here. In the Civic Si, the engine churns out 200 horses and 192 pound-feet of torque between 1,800- and 5,000 rpm. If offered in this slightly more powerful state of tune, the strong mid-range will make the Integra a fun-to-drive car.
What we do know for sure is that the 2023 Integra will come with a six-speed manual gearbox with a limited-slip differential.
Will it be offered with rev-matching, too? We’ll have to wait and watch. It used to be an exclusive Type-R trait, but for the 2022 model, Honda offered rev-matching on the Civic Si as well. So perhaps, we’ll get to see it on the Integra also.
How Much Will The 2023 Acura Integra Cost?
The Japanese automaker has announced that the new Integra will be priced around $30,000 when it arrives at the dealerships in 2022.
A lot more details at this point about the car would’ve calmed our nerves better, but there are enough hints for us to speculate what to expect from it. You can expect a Type-R model to be offered once the Integra has settled in. It won’t be wrong to assume that it will feature the Civic Type-R’s 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that will put out over 300 horses and 300 pound-feet of torque. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves at this point.
Acura mentioned that more details will be revealed as we get closer to the launch, which will happen in the first half of 2022. The car will be built in the company’s Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio.