Acura Confirms Integra Return for 2022
The Acura Integra is back, officially.
As part of Monterey Car Week, Acura announced that the Integra will return.
“The Integra is back,” said Jon Ikeda Vice President and Acura Brand Officer in a statement. “I’m thrilled to say Integra is returning to the Acura lineup with the same fun-to-drive spirit and DNA of the original, fulfilling our commitment to Precision Crafted Performance in every way – design, performance and the overall driving experience.”
Specs are non-existent, though Roadshow thinks the car will share the Civic’s platform. We think that makes sense, and like our colleagues, we’re hoping for a turbo four and a stick. Oh, and a Type S that uses some or all of the Civic Type R’s wonderful underpinnings.
Indeed, that’s is how Acura needs to build this car to avoid screwing it up. It needs to be fun to drive, more upscale than a Civic, and well-styled. It needs to not be a reboot of the ILX.
If Acura gets the driving dynamics right, and gives the car enough luxury features to justify a price premium over a Civic/Civic Si/Civic Type R, the Integra can help continue to get the brand back on track after it lost its way a while back. If Acura messes this up, we’ll be quite disappointed.
Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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