Experiences of the demise of new gasoline-driven Acura motor vehicles may well have been just a tad premature. On Sunday, Automotive News described that the 2023 Integra would be Acura’s very last gasoline-run inside combustion motor vehicle ahead of the enterprise shifts entirely to electric powered autos. Other automotive publications buzzed with identical reviews. When questioned for a comment Tuesday, Acura was not so guaranteed about it all.
“The AutoNews article referenced is speculative, and not dependent on verified plans or statements. Even though we simply cannot remark on future product or service options, the lately released 2023 Integra will not be the final new ICE car from Acura. Acura will perform a essential purpose in Honda’s transition to electrified cars. In truth, as we declared past fall, Acura will guide American Honda’s changeover to electrification and digitalization. This begins with an all-new complete electric Acura SUV coming in 2024,” an Acura spokesperson informed The Drive.
Currently being based on the new Honda Civic Si, the 2023 Acura Integra is a sporty return to variety for the model that had veered far more luxurious in current years, and the enthusiast response to the Integra has been mainly beneficial so much. That car is powered exclusively by a gasoline-run engine and its most effective-offering SUVs might will need an update right before creating the wholesale change to EV only.
Clearly, Honda and Acura have programs for EVs in the U.S. but neither manufacturer look to be done with the inner combustion engine just nonetheless. Acura has not unveiled any ideas for future EVs, outside the house of the aforementioned all-electric powered Acura SUV, so there is certainly no way of telling when the brand name may be finished with ICE or what its roadmap for electrification seems to be like. But at minimum will know there’s however a potential, even if it really is a modest 1, for piston-run Acuras shifting forward.