But it does have the same 1.5T engine and manual transmission.
Though it's badged as the 2023 Acura Integra Sedan here in the United States, the Integra has long worn a Honda badge outside of North America, including a new Chinese variant (pictured below). It's called the Honda Integra Hatchback, and as you can tell, it's a rebadged version of the 11th generation US market 2023 Honda Civic Hatchback, not the Integra we get here in the states.
The car is built in partnership with Chinese automaker GAC and is part of a GAC-Honda (or Guangqi Honda) joint venture. It's worth noting that the Honda Civic Sedan is also sold in China under the Dongfeng-Honda joint venture. Chinese buyers have a choice between a hybrid version with a 2.0-liter engine producing 141 horsepower, or the sportier version pictured below called the 240 Turbo.
The Honda Integra Hatchback 240 Turbo comes with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 180 hp. This is the same amount of power found in the US-spec Civic Hatchback, meaning it's not as sporty as the Acura Integra or the Civic Si. Buyers can choose from a CVT or a six-speed manual transmission, which is a rare option in the Chinese market.
There aren't many photos of the interior, but we can't imagine the Honda Integra looks much different than the Honda Civic Hatchback inside. Expect a seven-inch touchscreen or an optional nine-inch unit plus a 10.2-inch digital gauge display on upper trims.
We prefer the look of the US-spec Integra but that yellow paint and black roof combination on the Chinese-spec car is pretty cool. Though it debuted on the Integra Prototype, Acura does not currently offer yellow in its color pallet.
We hope this gets rectified by the upcoming Integra Type S, which reserves an Integra Type R-inspired Phoenix Yellow option. China will get the Type R for 2023, which is based on a Civic Hatchback, but it will be called a Civic, not an Integra.
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