Monday, October 3, 2022
News Update: Is The 2023 Acura Integra Getting All-Wheel Drive?

Update: Is The 2023 Acura Integra Getting All-Wheel Drive?

Is the Integra about to get SH-AWD?

UPDATE: Acura denies that the upcoming Integra will feature the brand’s SH-AWD system.


  • Dealer leak says 2023 Integra will have SH-AWD

  • Is this the end of a front-drive hot compact legend?


Is the upcoming Acura Integra, the rebirth of one of the best-handling front-wheel-drive cars ever created going to get all-wheel drive? That’s the plan, according to an alleged leak from an Acura dealer in Wisconsin.

A member of the Integra Talk forum posted a screenshot said to be from the website of a dealer in WI that says the Integra will be offered with Super Handling-All Wheel Drive. Acura’s name for its AWD system.

The dealer site seems to have since removed the information, linking instead directly to Acura’s own press releases about the 2023 Integra.

Acura Integra dealer copy | Photo: IntegraTalk

An Integra with all-wheel drive? It’s like a four-cylinder Lamborghini or a Ferrari SUV! Practically blasphemy, taking away a signature feature of one of the vehicles that made us all realize that a front-driver could turn with the best sports cars in the world.

 

Of course, buyers want all-wheel drive (really, they want crossovers), so if Acura wants to get mainstream buyers into the Integra instead of an RDX (or worse, a competitor’s crossover), then all-wheel drive might be a must for the marketing team and for dealers.

Could this mean an all-wheel drive Civic is next?

What is Acura saying officially? The automaker told CarBuzz that “the Integra will continue a tradition of being one of the best driving, front-wheel drive vehicles on the market. We look forward to sharing additional details on the all-new Integra soon.”

That’s not a no, and it’s not the usual canned “we can’t talk about future product” response we’d expect, and that just lends credibility to the Integra indeed getting the option of all-wheel drive. Now we’ll wait and see, though put us down as skeptical.

 

 

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