Acura fully reveals the production 2023 Integra hatchback.
Today Acura unveiled the production spec of the 2023 Integra hatchback. Looking just like the prototype, it sticks to its core mission of serving as a fancier Honda Civic. A 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder comes standard, as does a CVT transmission. The top of the line A-Spec can be optioned with a 6-speed manual, but power remains 200 hp and 196 lb.-ft. of torque no matter what. The first 500 people to reserve one will also be given a nonfungible token (NFT) depicting the car. Once owners take delivery, this will upgrade to a unique NFT from 3D artist Andreas Wannerstedt. More details here.
BMW bringing Alpina onboard for life.
BMW is going to fully acquire Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH & Co., better known as Alpina. Currently a separate entity from BMW, the german company has seen a lot of success creating high-performance alternatives to BMW’s M cars. Alpina focuses on making fast cars comfortable and supple, and BMW wants to take more advantage of their partnership. Starting in 2026, Alpina will become more of a tuning division under BMW. Until then, operations will remain the way they are now. More on this development here.
Volvo S60 and V60 refreshed for 2023.
The Volvo S60 and V60 have received a slight refresh for 2023. New B3 – B6 powertrains, Android Automotive, and a new automatic gearbox round out the engineering changes. The exterior updates are minuscule at best. North America will likely stick with the B5 and B6 engines, both of which retain the previous 8-speed automatic. A Recharge T8 plug-in hybrid will also be available. More details here.
Genesis launches GV80 Prestige Signature Edition.
Genesis is bringing the ultra luxury version of the GV80 to America. Called the GV80 Prestige Signature Edition, it gets larger 22-inch wheels and the six seat configuration that gives second row seats a center console. The are six-way power adjustable with wireless charging in the console and a special Relax Mode for added comfort. It will only be available in Matterhorn White and the matte Melbourne Gray exterior color. More details here.