The Acura NSX supercar and ILX sedan have been dropped from the lineup.
The Acura Integra is making a comeback, a performance version of the S Type is on the way.
There are no significant changes for the MDX, RDX and TLX.
While Acura’s flagship is now a thing of the past, the rest of the lineup is still around, and its new top-of-the-line model will get a high-performance variant later this year.
Looking further ahead, the brand’s first electric vehicle in North America is on the way, with others to follow in the following years. However, for now, this is what we expect from the Acura brand for the 2023 model year.
Currently, no Acura model has a 100% electric motor. That will soon change when the Acura ZDX electric crossover arrives for the 2024 model year. It is currently being developed by General Motors, and will borrow many features from GM’s future EVs, based on the last Ultium’s design. Remember that the Acura ZDX was first sold from 2010 to 2013, as a crossover in the style of a four-door coupe, without however offering an electric motor.
CONCLUSION AND PLUG-IN CARS
Acura’s only electrified model was the NSX whose production ended in November 2022, so for now, there are no hybrids in the brand’s lineup for 2023. For the final year of the second-generation Acura NSX on the market, the brand launched a Type S version and hybrid power of 600 horses, which includes a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and three electric motors. Only 350 units are built for the 2022 model year. A third-generation NSX is reportedly in the plans, but nothing has been officially confirmed yet.
Used as an entry-level model, the Acura ILX is being retired after 10 years on the market. The compact sedan received cosmetic revisions and an updated cabin for the 2016 model year, but only one generation of the car was produced at that time. It offered a hybrid engine in the 2013 and 2014 model years.
Replacing the ILX in the lineup, the Acura Integra returns to the market after an absence of more than 20 years. It is now offered in a five-door hatchback configuration, and is equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 200 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. A continuously variable automatic is standard, with front-wheel drive, but a six-speed manual is available on the more expensive Elite A-Spec version. Later this year, the brand will introduce the 2024 Acura Integra Type S with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, boasting nearly 300 horsepower and a manual transmission.
The Acura MDX was redesigned for 2022, and went on sale in the spring of 2021 with a 3.5-liter V6 developing 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is standard in Canada. In late 2021, a sport version of the Type S was launched with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, producing 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. No major changes have been announced for the MDX in 2023.
After receiving cosmetic changes and a new suspension in 2022, the Acura RDX continues its course in 2023 without major changes in 2023. The RDX is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, producing 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. All-Red is common in Canada.
At the end of 2022, the brand opened a reservation for the PMC Edition of the 2023 Acura TLX Model, and all available units were sold out within minutes, according to the automaker. The PMC version was available in a choice of three body colors taken from the defunct NSX, including red (Curva Red), white (130R White) and blue (Long Beach Blue). Only 100 units of each will be built for North America. The TLX has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, while the Type S version instead benefits from a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 developing 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft. of torque. Aside from the limited-edition PMC Edition, the sedan doesn’t receive any significant changes for the 2023 model year.