Monthly Archives: June 2022


Happy Anniversary: Policaro Group celebrates 35 years of Acura

Policaro Acura has evolved over the past 35 years. We’ve adapted to industry challenges, built a strong family of Policaro Acura employees and fostered a passionate group of community members throughout the decades. 

The Group began its journey with Acura in 1987 with the launch of Canada’s first-ever Acura dealership, Acura 2000. It was an exciting time for the nation’s automotive industry and Policaro Group found itself at the forefront, providing Canadians with more access to the Japanese automaker than ever before.

Today, Policaro Acura and the entire Policaro Group is proud to continue to provide our customers with top-quality automotive engineering. We look forward to even more milestone years serving our community.

This year, the anniversary coincides with a big one for Acura Canada, too. The Acura brand is celebrating 35 years in Canada since its inception in 1987.

“We’re proud to celebrate 35 years of Acura in Canada. Our Canadian manufacturing and sales teams have played a strong role in the success of Acura in North America,” said James Marchand, Assistant Vice President, Acura Canada in a release. “We look forward to exciting times ahead, as we bring a new generation of Precision Crafted Performance to Canadians, with an all-new Integra coming this spring and an all-new electric SUV, launching in 2024.”

Acura was the first luxury brand from a Japanese automaker to manufacture and offer vehicles in Canada, and since 1987, an estimated 598,000 Acura luxury cars and SUVs have been sold across the country.

On home soil of Alliston, Ontario, the Honda of Canada Mfg plant has built more than 800,000 Acura vehicles, including the first-generation ZDX and MDX models as well as the EL and CSX sedans, exclusive to the Canadian market.

Currently, Acura has over 50 locations in its dealer network across the country, providing Canadians with five distinctive Acura vehicles, including the MDX and RDX SUVs, the TLX and ILX sedans as well as the NSX supercar. In addition to their current lineup, Acura has announced their plans for developing a large-sized EV model for a North American market in 2024, using GM’s Ultium battery.


5 Things to Know About the 2023 Acura Integra

For the first time since its arrival to the country in 1987, the iconic Integra nameplate is making a return to Canadian dealerships in June, with a starting price of $34,350.

Labelled as an icon for the next generation of enthusiast drivers, the 2023 Integra comes as a new performance gateway for Acura with its delivery of sporty engineering and advanced technology, packaged in a sleek liftback exterior that promises excitement.

In preparation for the launch of the segment, here are five things you need to know about the 2023 Acura Integra:

Dressed to Impress

Inspired by the legacy of Integras before it, the 2023 model maintains a sporty coupe-like presence with its low cowl, liftback design. In contrast to its familiar profile, the modern reimagining allures with its Diamond Pentagon front grille, bordered by four JewlEye LED headlights, while the wide single piece LED tail lights pay homage to the older Integra generations.

The Integra nameplate is once again embossed in the front and rear fascia, while the A-Spec sport package adds gloss black front and rear fascia trim, distinct A-Spec badges, a lip spoiler as well as Shark Grey 18-inch alloy wheels.

A Premium Cabin Feel

2023 Acura Integra

Nearly every surface of the 2023 Integra features high-quality materials for a distinct and comfortable driving experience.

Highlighted by a sleek black trim, the climate control vents resemble the diamond mesh pattern of the grille. Synthetic leather front seats with 8-way power adjustments are now body-stabilizing and heated, while rear passengers enjoy generous legroom. The rear seatbacks may additionally be folded flat to expand the cargo area.

And for a performance edge, the A-Spec package adds stainless steel pedals, contrast stitching on the steering wheel, seats, shifter and shift boots, as well as striking red gauge needles. The Elite A-Spec package includes 12-way power seats for the driver.

An Exhilarating Driving Experience

2023 Acura Integra

Setting a new standard for modern engineering, the first-ever factory turbocharged Integra sports a 1.5-litre VTEC turbo 4-cylinder engine, producing 200 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. Integra’s standard CVT automatic transmission is specifically tuned for the high-output of the turbo engine, responding quickly, while the rigid body, sport-tuned chassis and fully independent suspension system all deliver comfortable, sporty handling.

Drivers will have a choice of three select driving modes (Comfort, Normal and Sport) through the standard Integrated Dynamics System (IDS), which provides correlating transmission mapping, throttle response, steering feel and gauge coloration.

The available segment-exclusive 6-speed manual transmission model offers additional performance personality features, such as automatic rev matching on downshifts and power distribution through the helical limited-slip differential when accelerating out of corners.

Integra’s Elite A-Spec Package also adds adjustments to in-cabin engine sound and a  personalized “Individual” driving mode for customized IDS settings for driver preference.

Segment-Leading Technology

Integra’s class-leading technology boasts a standard 10.2-inch Acura Precision Cockpit digital gauge cluster featuring multiple display modes and a 7-inch digital touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

The Elite A-Spec Package increases the digital touchscreen to 9-inches, with built-in Alexa integration, Qi wireless charging and a 5.3 Heads-Up Display.

Safety Around Every Turn

Finally, the 2023 Integra arrives with Acura’s extensive suite of standard safety features and driver-assisting technologies.

Included in Integra’s standard AcuraWatch are the Collision Mitigation Braking Systems, which distinguish between vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles; the Traffic Sign Recognition, Traffic Jam Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and the Lane Keeping Assist System.

Further advancements have been made to the driver and passenger front airbags, designed to cradle the head and reduce the risk of brain injuries in the result of a collision. Acura’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure additionally provides collision protection, distributing impact force from other vehicles as well as pedestrians, reducing the likelihood of injury.