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Friday, November 12, 2021

The 2023 Honda Integra Doesn't Live Up To The Hype


After announcing the return of the nameplate and a series of teasers, Honda has finally shown the all-new 2023 Integra. And sadly, as far as designs go, this one’s pretty much a snooze fest.

Set to join Honda’s premium North American brand, Acura, the Integra is priced starting at just US$ 30,000 (P 1.501 million).



The low price point is down to its rather humble origins—the 11th generation Civic Hatchback. The Integra Prototype shows that off, especially in greenhouse and roofline which are clearly lifted straight off the Civic. Despite its shared lineage though, Honda’s designers did retain some trademark design cues such as the embossed Integra logo located at the front driver’s side headlight and rear passenger’s side taillight.

The Integra will feature the Acura brand’s trademark Diamond Pentagon grille as well as a unique “Chicane” DRL lighting signature and “JewelEye” LED headlights. The same “Chicane” lighting signature is found in the rear taillights too. For the Prototype, it rides on 19-inch split-five spoke wheels and just peeking behind it are Brembo high-performance brakes.

The Integra Prototype’s striking Indy Yellow Pearl paint pays homage to Phoenix Yellow, offered on the iconic 2000-2001 Integra Type R. High-gloss Berlina Black accents have been applied to the Integra’s roof, decklid spoiler, mirror caps, rear diffuser and front grille. A lower-sill graphic boldly displays the Integra name across the side of the vehicle.



Honda has yet to reveal any performance details, but they did confirm that it will have a turbocharged 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine. It will also be available with a 6-speed manual and a limited slip differential (LSD). If the Civic is any indication, outputs will range from 180 to 200 horsepower.

The launch of the 2023 Acura Integra will mark the first time for Integra to be built in America, when it begins mass production next year at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio.

10 comments:

  1. Not me, the new Integra lives up to the hype.

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  2. Yup, as bland & ugly as the 11th-gen Civic it is based on. Obly incel autist aspy ricebois like Richard Joa$$ Tan would like these fugly designs.

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  3. Looks like a civic.. And if its a 1.5turbo cvt, IT IS a civic with a slighly higher pricetag.

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  4. I think it's too early to dismiss the new Integra. While the design is obviously derived from the Civic, it still looks better. What Acura should do with the Integra is to offer a higher-output 1.5 turbo than the one in the Civic SI and that automatic versions should use the 8-speed DCT in the outgoing ILX rather than the Civic's CVT. Acura should also launch a model with the Accord's/upcoming Civic Type R's 2.0T with optional AWD.

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  5. because at 1.5M people would rather buy the SUPER PREMIUM Mazda 3 2.0L with 150 something horsepower right??

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    1. Nah, Americans are more into Honda and Toyotas. Plus they have plethora of other choices there from locals.

      Care to add anything else worthwhile Mr. Insecure little man?

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    2. ^
      says that one guy pretending to be multiple anonymous :P

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    3. Of course the Mazda 3 is better since in the US it has a 2.5L option & a Turbo AWD Mazdaspeed version. But ignorant Wigo-class trolls like Rommel don't know that. Lulz. Magsama kayo nung fellow aspy crip spazzer autist na ka-level mo.

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  6. The fact that you need to put an INTEGRA sticker shows lack of inspiration & creativity from Honda designers.

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