It’s a great day for manual enthusiasts.
You may possibly feel of the great-old 5 or 6-speed as a relic of the previous — and I would not essentially blame you. Automatics are really damn excellent these days, by and huge, and electric cars and trucks will pretty much definitely eliminate off individuals models with a a few-pedal solution in the blend anyway. For those people who want the enjoyment and the relationship of a manual transmission, and I’m certainly a single of these people today, there’s superior news, at the very least in the brief-phrase. The 2023 Acura Integra will get a 6-velocity guide!
Yet again, Integra fans out there may go “duh”, as every single earlier product also allow owners row their possess gears. In truth, the movie under emphasizes that relationship, not to point out some outstanding sounds to go together with it. Nonetheless, while, all other present day Acuras are automatic only (there’s not even a dual-clutch, with the NSX’s departure). Fortuitously, we no extended have to wonder, and Honda has been on enthusiasts’ aspect in featuring the Civic Si and Variety R — as perfectly as the normal hatchback — with a 6-velocity.
Like in advance of, the 2023 Acura Integra need to share a reasonable little bit of its identification with the new Civic, at the very least beneath the pores and skin. Acura confirmed this model will sport a five-doorway hatchback style and design. Like the hotter Civics, Acura really should start the Integra with sportier suspension and beefed up brakes.
What else is coming?
Two queries linger for this car or truck however: What motor will it have and will Acura incorporate in its Tremendous Dealing with All-Wheel Generate to the alternatives listing? On that initial one particular, we may well well see the 1.5-liter and 2.-liter turbo-4 engines from the Civic Si and Type R, respectively. Probably Acura will conserve the larger sized, additional impressive unit for a “Type S” variant. As for all-wheel travel, which is a little bit of a mystery when we’re conversing about a 6-velocity handbook as nicely. Perhaps the automaker will stick to front-wheel generate if you get the handbook, and provide all-wheel push with the 10-speed automatic transmission.
Of course, I never have a crystal ball, but my hunch is that precise go will offer you the finest returns for Acura. Essentially, give fans a Variety R with a fancier human body and inside. Give everybody else who does not want a manual transmission one thing they’d hope from an Acura — some turbo power, an computerized and all-wheel travel. You might even get a practicality bump from buying a 2023 Acura Integra over the TLX, far too.
We’ll have a lot more concrete facts sometime later up coming 12 months, when Acura stops teasing us. All over again, a hunch is telling me the business will possible rate the Integra someplace previously mentioned the TLX — significantly the exact same as you’d have to pay the quality to get the Civic Hatchback above the sedan. If that is accurate, assume the Integra to kick off someplace in the significant-$30,000 to small-$40,000 variety.