The announcement was made during Monterey Car Week.
The Integra first launched in 1987.
It is expected to launch in 2022
The Integra is Acura‘s most brand-defining car. The NSX is the brand’s icon but most will agree that when Acura dropped the Integra from its lineup after 2001, the car company began to lose its way. Now, however, Acura will revive the legendary sport compact car.
And this is good news as long as they do it right. Reigniting the Integra flame could backfire if Honda tries too hard as it did with the current 2nd generation NSX.
“I’m thrilled for the return of one of Acura’s most iconic models,” said James Marchand Assistant Vice President Acura Canada. “The Integra is well known to performance car enthusiasts and it will be returning to the Acura lineup with the same spirit and fun-to-drive DNA as the original. Bringing this icon back is a testament to our commitment to Precision Crafted Performance – encompassing engineering, design, performance, and the overall driving experience.”
In all likelihood, and hopefully, the new 2022 Acura Integra will share some bones with the new 11th generation Honda Civic. If Acura plays its cards right, the new Acura will be as true to the original as possible. If we had a wish list, we’d want a manual transmission driving the front wheels, with a DCT as an option, a boosted 4-cylinder engine, and, at least at first, avoid electrification of any kind. And it should be offered as a hatchback as well.
We are both extremely excited and anxious about the new Integra. We’ll know more as we get closer to its 2022 launch date.