One of the most exciting names to return to the U.S. market this year is the Integra. Acura’s entry model returns with a bang this year as a 2023 model year car. But you won’t have to wait until 2023 to buy one. Acura says the Integra will be available for delivery to American customers in just days. This June, the vehicle will be available at dealers across the United States.
Shipping times won’t be an issue. The Acura Integra, like nearly all Honda and Acura branded vehicles sold in North America, is made in the USA. "We are proud the Marysville Auto Plant has been chosen as the exclusive global production home for the 2023 Acura Integra that will play a key role in attracting the next generation of driving enthusiasts to the Acura brand" said Arjun Jayaraman, plant lead at MAP. "The fact that we build all Acura vehicles in Ohio speaks to our experienced workforce and highlights the confidence Honda has in our associates to build the quality cars and light trucks our customers love. And as a former owner of a 1990 Integra, I know the excitement this vehicle provides, and the end result of our associates' efforts is an incredibly fun-to-drive next-generation Acura product."
Before dealer markups, the new 2023 Acura Integra will start at about $32K. All Integra trims announced will be powered by a high-output, 200-horsepower turbocharged engine, built at the Anna Engine Plant in Ohio, paired with either a segment-exclusive 6-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Acura says that the Integra's ultra-rigid body structure and sport-tuned chassis are tuned for an exhilarating driving experience. We have not tested the new Integra yet, but we hope to do so soon.
While a sporty and satisfying ride is the hallmark of all Acura cars, safety is also a priority for the company. Acura says that the Integra benefits from the company’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, designed for improved crash compatibility between vehicles of varying sizes, such as an SUV and a small car, and occupant protection in angled frontal collisions. Acura engineered a new upper A-pillar structure, side frame, and lower firewall structure to route crash energy around the cabin rather than through it.
Check back in at Torque News for more updates on the newest Integra generation. We plan to follow the model closely.
Integra images courtesy of Acura.
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