We already knew that the Honda Integra 2023 it would be a reality. Substitute for the ILX, it is a stylish lift-back five-door that promises to offer a “thrilling and premium driving experience«. Aesthetically it looks very good. It will go into production in Marysville, Ohio, and will feature an engine sourced from the nearby Anna Engine Plant.
The production model looks a lot like the prototype we met last year. light up a grill Diamond Pentagon without frame flanked by Jewel Eye LED headlights with Chicane LED daytime running lights. The model also has an angular front bumper with vertical air curtains. The central insignia is embossed.
If we move towards the rear, the profile reminds us of the new Honda Civic Hatchback. The Integra is a little more daring and opts for striking 17-inch alloy wheels. At the rear, elegant LED headlights, a curvy bumper and a dual exhaust system preside. As an option, the A-spec packagewhich adds 18″ wheels, black details, fog lights…
The cabin inherits practically everything from the Civic. They emphasize the group of digital instruments of 10.2 inches and an infotainment system 7 inches with compatibility with Android Auto and Apple Car Play by cable. The standard comfort equipment is top notch: heated electric front seats lined with synthetic leather, glass roof…
Adding the A-spec package, we add stainless steel pedals and red needles; as well as contrast stitching on the seats, steering wheel and gear lever. The top-of-the-range versions already add a larger 9-inch infotainment system with Alexa, Android Car and Apple Car Play wireless, wireless charging, HUD, LED ambient lighting, etc.
Under the hood of the 2023 Honda Integra
In the bowels of the Honda Integra rests a four cylinders and 1.5 liters turbocharged. eroga 203 hp (149 kW) of power and 260Nm of maximum torque. Essentially, these are the same numbers as the Civic Si. The motor is associated with a box CVT which sends the power to the front axle. Includes programming Step Shift what “simulates gear changes when accelerating«.
The Integra also has paddle shifters on the steering wheel and a Integrated Dynamics System with Comfort, Normal and Sport modes. These adjust throttle response, transmission mapping, steering feel, and gauge coloration. Also offered is a manual box six-speed on A-Spec variant.
The Honda Integra is not expected to come to Europe.
This option features a short gear lever, automatic rev matching and a limited slip differential. The Integra A-Spec with Technology Package adds adaptive dampers and an Individual mode for the Integrated Dynamics System. The set of driver assistance systems is standard Honda Sensing.