DETROIT — The locally-produced 2023 Acura Integra fulfilled its high expectations by earning the prestigious 2023 North American Car of the Year award Wednesday, Jan. 11, recognized for its sporty design, engaging driving experience, versatile package and premium features.
The 2023 Integra is the first Integra built in America, with production in Marysville on the same line as the Acura TLX. Integra’s turbocharged 1.5-liter engine is made exclusively at the Anna Engine Plant.
The new performance gateway of the Acura brand, the next-gen Integra completes Acura’s return to Precision Crafted Performance with 200 horsepower and the only available manual transmission in its class. It has quickly become the best-selling model in the premium sport compact segment and has the highest percentage of buyers under 35-years old in the class.
This is the second time Acura has been honored with a North American Car or Truck of the Year award. The 2001 Acura MDX also took North American Truck of the Year honors.
“Relaunching an iconic model like Integra with such great fanfare and industry recognition has been incredible,” said Emile Korkor, assistant vice president of Acura National Sales. “We’re especially proud for the Integra development team in Japan and our production associates at our plant in Marysville, Ohio, where the 2023 Integra is built.”
The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards honor excellence in innovation, design, safety features, performance, technology, driver satisfaction and value. Initiated in 1994, they are judged by 50 professional automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who work for independent magazines, television, radio, newspapers and industry websites.
Engineered for a new generation of driving enthusiasts, the 2023 Acura Integra features an award-winning high-output turbocharged engine, an ultra-rigid body structure and a sport-tuned chassis for an exhilarating driving experience. The Integra also features the only five-door liftback in its class, for a large and flexible cargo area and superior rear seat legroom, with a sleek coupe-like profile and sporty stance. A host of new standard safety, driver-assistive and connected-car technologies are standard.
Integra also has earned the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).