Well, at least there’s a stick shift for those who aren’t happy with CVT.
The Acura Integra has returned after a decades-long hiatus. It brings with it a nostalgic sense of enthusiasm for its supporters, as well as a waiting game that has already begun. Acura has previously given us a sneak peek with the Integra Prototype, as well as some details on the regular vehicles.
While we wait for additional information on the 2023 Integra, the Integra Talk forum site appears to have divulged its trim levels. More crucially, one mystery has been confirmed as a result of the leak — if we take it at face value.
According to a post by user TogueLife, the next 2023 Acura Integra will be available in three trim levels: base, A-Spec, and A-Spec Tech. Those who are familiar with Acuras will notice that the A-Spec Tech is the range-topper in this series.
The CVT is standard on all three trim levels, while the six-speed manual transmission that came standard on the Integra Prototype is an option for the A-Spec Tech. This isn’t surprising, given that the Honda Civic Si, with which the Integra will share its turbocharged 1.5-liter four-banger engine, comes standard with a CVT.
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On the same thread, the colour possibilities for each trim level (exterior and interior) were also leaked, revealing the absence of the Integra Prototype’s yellow launch colour. It’s worth noting that these information leaks aren’t official at this time.
The order books for the 2023 Integra will open on March 10, 2022, according to Acura. Early adopters will be limited in number in the initial batch, however the exact amount has yet to be determined.
“We can prioritise these units into early production to better satisfy the needs of these most ardent purchasers by capturing natural demand for certain builds (option packages, exterior and interior colours, etc.) by capturing natural demand early,” an Acura official said.
The Integra will be available in the spring of this year. The starting price is roughly $30,000.
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Source: Integra Talk