Automakers have been reviving familiar nameplates over the last few years, and now it’s Acura’s turn. Honda’s luxury brand is preparing to launch an all-new 2023 Acura Integra, which will replace the Acura NSX. While most auto manufacturers concentrate on producing SUVs these days, Acura bucks the trend with this sporty car based on the Honda Civic Si. The new Acura Integra promises to be a popular model when it arrives at the Enterprise Acura dealership.
The 2023 Acura Integra will be powered with the same 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine as the Civic Si, possibly with a more potent powertrain. This engine produces 200 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque in the Civic Si. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a six-speed automatic is available. Look for a standard limited-slip differential and front-wheel drive.
There are several similarities between the Acura Type S concept and the Integra, including the frameless
Diamond Pentagon grille and the “Chicane” LED daytime running lights placed above the Integra’s headlights. There’s athletic rear styling, with a rear fascia that features a dual exhaust wrapped in the same Yellow Pearl paint color you’ll find on the Acura NSX. The taillights feature similar styling as the car’s Jeweled Eye headlights. The Integra gets an even sportier look, thanks to 19-inch wheels. Brembo brakes will stop the 2023 Acura Integra on a dime.
We don’t have details of the Integra’s cabin. Look for an interior like the Honda Civic’s, which should lend a premium look and feel. Expect lots of interior space, a long list of technology features, and an attractive design.
Based on trademark filings, it appears there will be an Integra Type S, which should provide more power than the standard Integra. Some automotive pundits believe it may be based on the forthcoming Honda Civic Type R.
When it arrives at dealers in spring 2022, the 2023 Acura Integra will become the brand’s entry-level model. The Integra will be built in the United States and will be offered at an affordable price.