New Acura Integra: It’ll Have a Manual Transmission!

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New Acura Integra: It’ll Have a Manual Transmission!

As the clip illustrates, all previous Integras served up manual goodness, but this will be the first factory six-speed model offered in the U.S. The three previous North American Integras all had five-speed units; the fourth-generation car had a six-speeder, but it was sold here as the RSX, so it doesn’t really count, right? The new car’s shift knob follows recent Honda practice in terms of shape and design, being a leather-wrapped, aluminum-topped piece accented with red stitching.

Previous teasers have revealed the new Integra will be a five-door hatchback with a fast roofline, as well as feature bold, checkmark-shaped lighting front and rear. The front bumper will be debossed with an Integra wordmark, harkening back to the much-beloved third-gen model built between 1993 and 2001. It’s possible Honda will offer the Integra in additional body styles, perhaps as a coupe, but given it will share bones with the latest Civic and that model does not have a two-door variant, we’re not sure that will come to pass.

For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.

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