Honda wants you to know that the manual transmission is still alive and kicking

Purists, rejoice
by Drei Laurel | Oct 15, 2021
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Very little about the next-generation Honda Integra was made known when the brand released a teaser of the vehicle late last month. All we have is that it’ll be available as a five-door sedan like the original and will come equipped with a subtle spoiler out back.

Now, we know the all-new Integra will have at least one other thing going for it when it finally hits showrooms: A six-speed manual transmission.

The carmaker revealed the very welcome news in a neat teaser that shows the company’s gearsticks shifting (pun intended) from one generation to another. Watch:

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And that’s it. No release date yet. Hey, we said it was a teaser, didn’t we?

Now, just to be clear, the all-new Integra won’t be available with only a six-speed manual. The way the industry is going, that just wouldn’t be a very sound business decision. Still, we’re certain purists will take this as a win nonetheless.

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What other models would you like to see get the manual transmission as an option in their lineups again? Let us know in the comments.

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