Downshift: 2023 Acura Integra will get CVT as standard
The new 2023 Acura Integra’s much-celebrated manual transmission is available only if you order its top trim
Details on the upcoming 2023 Acura Integra have been leaked on a fan forum, including available colour options and what the brand has planned (and not planned) for the car’s manual transmission.
Much to the disappointment of Integra fans who were operating under the assumption the turbocharged 200-horsepower car – back after a 16-year pause – would be getting a stickshift option on a number of its trims (thanks in large part to the teaser video of the new generation shifting through gears manually) a spec chart leaked on the Integra Talk forum seems to indicate the cars’ makers have downshifted plans and will now only present a manual transmission as an option for the top-trim A-Spec Tech.
At the entry level, shoppers will choose from seven colour combos. Platinum White Pearl and Black Pearl pair with Ebony or Graystone interior, while selecting the former upholstery pattern unlocks the option to pick lunar Silver Metallic, Performance Red Pearl, and Liquid Carbon Metallic paint.