Prototype Previews Integra’s Return to Acura Lineup

Acura recently offered the first look at the new Integra, signaling the return of the nameplate to the Acura lineup, the company announced.

Finished in Indy Yellow Pearl paint borrowed from NSX, the Integra Prototype is a strong indication of the exterior design of the all-new 2023 Acura Integra, the company said, which will be priced around $30,000 when it arrives at Acura dealers next year.

The 2023 Integra will be the first-ever factory-turbocharged Integra and will have an available six-speed manual transmission, limited slip differential and high-output 1.5-liter engine with VTEC.

“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 exterior styling features a sloping roofline and liftback tailgate. A modern interpretation of the Integra line, the fifth-generation model displays trademark cues such as the embossed Integra name under the driver’s side headlight and passenger’s side taillight.

First seen on the Type S Concept, the Integra will have Acura’s new frameless Diamond Pentagon grille. Acura’s unique lighting signature is updated with the “Chicane” LED daytime running lights now positioned above the Integra’s JewelEye LED headlights.

Inspired by previous Integra models, the distinctive rear styling features wide, single-piece taillights with matching “Chicane” light signature. Behind the Integra Prototype’s matte-finish 19-inch split-five spoke wheels are oversized Brembo high-performance brakes with color-keyed Indy Yellow calipers.

The Integra Prototype’s Indy Yellow Pearl paint pays homage to Phoenix Yellow, offered on the 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.

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.

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