New Ohio-built Integra expected to hit showrooms early in June

Acura has brought back the Integra.

Mass production of the fifth generation of the 5-door activity coupe started Thursday at the Marysville Auto Plant exactly where the new Integra was on screen along with 3 more mature versions of the vehicle. 

It is the initially time Acura has constructed the Integra since 2006, and the to start with time it has been created in the U.S. Previous variations were produced in Japan.

Acura, Honda’s quality model, expects the automobile to start arriving at dealerships in early June. It will have a starting up rate of $30,800 with shipping and handling, the price is $31,895.

A top quality, turbocharged version that will come with a 6-pace handbook transmission will have a sticker price of $35,800 and $36,895 with shipping and delivery and handling. 

“When you happen to be performing on a challenge for a extensive time as we have it appears like you’ll never ever get to that finish line and now we’ve realized that,” claimed Kevin Fausnaugh, the engineering project chief for the motor vehicle. “It really is quite interesting for the team to see all their challenging perform and how it pays off.”

At right, the 2023 Acura Integra on display next to a 1998 Acura Integra, at left, on display Thursday at Honda of America, Mfg. in Marysville. The car, which was made in Japan from 1985 to 2006, was reintroduced for the 2023 model year, and is the first one to be made in the United States.

The Integra is intended to be an entry-degree auto for Acura with the aim of setting up a new generation of Acura house owners, he stated.

The new Integra follows the redesign of other vehicles in the Acura lineup into a additional activity, effectiveness-driven look, Fausnaugh claimed.

“This is supporting the direction of revamping the Acura lineup and model,” he explained.

Fausnaugh likes the styling and explained the new transmission, including the optional 6-pace guide transmission, makes the auto pleasant to push. Also, the hatchback offers the car or truck a realistic aspect for drivers who need to shift even larger things.

“It has the sedan appear, but has the utility of a hatchback,” he reported.

The auto is based on the Honda Civic system. But Fausnaugh explained the styling of the Integra is unique alongside with the inside refinements.

“The experience, the feel, the managing, the finish inside of the car, the handbook transmission … It truly is really clean to push,” he claimed.

The steering wheel on the new 2023 Acura Integra A-Spec.

With the new Integra now in manufacturing, the Acura lineup also is composed of the TLX activity sedan, the RDX and MDX sport-utility automobiles and the electrified NSX S. All are designed in Ohio. The Integra replaces the ILX. 

The Integra is created on the identical line as the TLX at the Marysville Vehicle Plant.

The motor vehicle is powered by a 200-horsepower turbocharged motor designed at the Anna Engine Plant, also in Ohio.