Acura has confirmed that the next-gen Integra will offer a manual transmission.
The Acura Integra will officially return in 2022. Although we don't have 2023 Integra specs or prices just yet, we do have an initial teaser image and know that the vehicle will be the brand's new entry-level model. The brand has also confirmed that the vehicle will offer a 6-speed manual transmission.
The offering of a manual transmission Integra could be a positive sign for enthusiasts looking to row their own gears. In contrast, vehicles like the Acura TLX don't even offer a manual option. Having said that, we don't yet know if the manual Integra will be a base model or limited to an expensive trim.
While it's been rumored that the low-priced ILX sedan could be discontinued, the return of the Integra could be a sign that the brand is returning to its roots. The last Integra generation ended in 2001, after which it was replaced by the 2-door RSX for a brief period until 2006 when it was also axed.
For its next redesign, Acura says the Integra will be a 5-door hatchback. Interestingly, that also means the new Integra won't be a coupe and will instead have the versatility of 4 doors plus a liftback trunk.
Acura has been making a number of callbacks to 90s and early 2000s-era vehicles. For example, the company recently reinvigorated its lineup with the high-performance TLX Type S.
Acura expects to release the Integra sometime in 2022. We're currently estimating that it will be a 2023 model-year vehicle.
Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
Pictured: Acura Integra teasers