New Acura Integra Prototype Makes Global Debut
Acura gave the world its first look at the highly-anticipated new Integra, signaling the return of the celebrated nameplate to the Acura lineup.
Finished in striking Yellow Pearl paint from the NSX, the Integra Prototype is a strong indication of the exterior design of the all-new 2023 Acura Integra which will be priced around $30,000 when it arrives next year.
Inspired by past Integra’s, the 2023 Integra will become the new gateway performance model in the Acura lineup, a premium sport compact with a five-door design and fun-to-drive spirit!
The first-ever factory-turbocharged Integra will excite a new generation of enthusiast drivers with an available six-speed manual transmission, limited slip differential and high-output 1.5-liter VTEC engine.
“The Integra is one of the most iconic models in Acura’s history,” said Jon Ikeda, Vice President and Acura Brand Officer. “This new Integra, will continue to deliver on the original’s unique aspirational yet attainable market position, with emotional performance and style, combined with the versatility and utility sought after by today’s buyers.”
Designed in Japan, the new Integra’s bold exterior styling features a dramatically sloping roofline and liftback tailgate, giving it a distinct coupe-like road presence. The fifth-generation model also displays trademark cues such as the embossed Integra name under the driver’s side headlight and passenger’s side taillight.
Acura’s new frameless Diamond Pentagon grille gives the Integra front a purposeful and sporty character. Acura’s unique lighting signature is updated with the “Chicane” LED daytime running lights now positioned above the Integra’s JewelEye® LED headlights, for an even more dramatic appearance. More design feature include;
- Muscular rear wheel arches
- Aggressive rear fascia
- Dual-exhaust finishers
- Wide, single-piece taillights
- “Chicane” light signature
- Matte-finish 19-inch split-five spoke wheels
- Oversized Brembo high-performance brakes
- Color-keyed Indy Yellow calipers
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.
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. Set to be built on the same production line with the Acura TLX, Integra will join all new Acura models sold in the U.S. in being built in Ohio.
More details on the 2023 Acura Integra will be released closer to its market introduction in the first half of next year.