Acura 2023 Integra has started production. The sedan was built in Marysville, Ohio, meaning it was the first to be made in the United States.
Carmakers regularly start producing new models, which keeps our industry afloat, but Akura explains that it was easy to prepare the Marysville plant and its workers to make Integra. When the hatchback was unveiled online in March 2022, preparations began much earlier, and various COVID-related barriers and restrictions had to be raised to meet Acura’s deadline.
The company explained that its production team relied on video-conferencing tools set up at the plant to stream trial production live, for example. They have changed the design remotely, and Acura has worked to establish a virtual education system to train its staff. Everything went according to plan, and the reborn Intigra line began to close. It is built on the same assembly line as the larger TLX.
Acura dealers across the country will start accepting 2023 Intigra in June 2022. Prices start at $ 31,895 with $ 1,095 destination charges. Interestingly, the base model and mid-range A-spec trim are exclusively a continuous variable transmission (CVT); The only way to get a six-speed manual transmission is to trim the technology package with range-topping A-Spec which costs $ 36,895.
Regardless of the trim, the power comes from a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 200 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.