The Acura Integra is officially coming back. It’s been two decades since the “Integra” name bowed out in America with the discontinuation of the DC2 Integra Type R and the introduction of the Acura RSX. Though, it should be noted that in Japan, the RSX was still branded as an Integra.
Either way, the North American and other markets are finally going to be reunited with the Acura Integra which is huge news for the loyal Integra fandom all across the world.
Spring 2022. pic.twitter.com/4JsuLDj8b9
— Acura (@Acura) August 13, 2021
Acura made the big announcement in the form of a teaser image that was released on their social media channels yesterday.
The teaser shows only the headlight and a bit of the front bumper with the “Integra” logo embossed just underneath the light.
Acura stated that the new Integra’s complete reveal will take place in Spring, 2022. That timing likely means that rather than having the Integra’s grand reveal be at a major auto show Acura may just hold their own bespoke event or tap into the grassroots following and reveal the Integra at a local car show.
It is obviously way too early to tell at this point but we are free to speculate as much as we want! With the Civic on its way out, it is unlikely that the next Integra will share the same platform. We’re speculating that this car will be mostly new from the ground up.
If we had to make a guess on the Integra’s powerplant, we would suspect it would be a variation of the new engine that will be found in the upcoming Civic Type R. Could it be that by 2023 we will actually see a turbocharged Integra Type R? We’re going to give that a 70% possibility. It would just be too perfect of an opportunity to pass up.
Although, we can totally understand if purists who would prefer that the Type R remain a high-revving naturally aspirated sports car. That prospect is not unappealing at all.
I guess we’ll have to wait a year to find out what Acura has in mind. Are you excited for the return of the Acura Integra? What kind of engine do you want it to have? Let us know in the comments below or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype.