New Acura Integra will possibly offer the brand’s famous Super Handling-All Wheel Drive system.
Sales of the reborn 2023 Acura Integra should start this spring, and customers will be able to make their pre-orders already next month – from March 10. Carbuzz informs, referring to the Integra Talk fan forum, that the company’s outstanding Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) will be available for the model. At the same time, Acura claims the Integra will continue to be a front-wheel-drive vehicle.
Apparently, SH-AWD, in pair with a 6-speed manual transmission, will come as an option for the new Acura Integra. This will distinguish it from the platform-mate Honda Civic Si to which the Integra is compared. They both come with a 1.5-liter VTEC turbo-four engine.
The Civic Si’s engine delivers 200 hp and 192 pound-feet of torque, while the Integra’s figures are still unknown. The Acura Integra is a premium car, and it will likely be more expensive than the Civic Si. The former starts at around $30,000, the latter costs from $27,300.
Let’s recall that Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) is a full-time, fully automatic, all-wheel-drive traction and handling system. To freely distribute the optimal amount of torque to all four wheels according to driving conditions, the system combines front-rear torque distribution control with independently regulated torque distribution to right and left rear wheels.