Liftback Acura Integra took the five-door Civic as a basis – DRIVE

The curves of the LED headlights and the pentagonal grille are reminiscent of modern Acuras, especially the TLX Type S sedan. Indy Yellow Pearl is taken from the NSX supercar palette and is also similar to the Phoenix Yellow shade of the 2000 Integra Type R.

A prototype of the fifth model Acura Integra is presented in Los Angeles. In other markets, it was marketed as the Honda Integra. The fourth generation (known as the Acura RSX in the US) was discontinued in 2006. The revival of the historical nameplate began this fall with the Chinese version – the four-door Honda Integra. It turned out to be the “eleventh” Civic sedan with a redesigned front and rear. A similar trick was performed with Integra for the USA: the glazing and silhouette clearly indicate the five-door Civic as a base (the company does not officially talk about this).

The body base is retained from the Civic, but the American Integra has other external body panels (relief on the doors, fenders, hood), not to mention the headlights, lights and bumpers. Brembo calipers in Indy Yellow are visible behind the 19-inch discs.

Except for RSX, the release of Integra was 20 years off. In fact, the model has come to a new generation of drivers. I wonder how they will appreciate the “spirit of driving pleasure” that their parents appreciated in Integra? The company tried to preserve it, and therefore the power unit of the revived model was borrowed from the “heated” Honda Civic Si sedan – a 1.5 turbo engine combined with a six-speed “mechanics” and a limited slip differential. The recoil on the Integra is not disclosed, but in the Civic Si this engine produces 203 hp. and 260 N • m.

An interesting retro touch: the word Integra embossed in the plastic at the edges of the front and rear bumpers. The liftback salon is not ready yet.

In Integra’s history, there have been versions with four- and five-door bodies, but coupes have always attracted the most attention. The video talks about the special culture that has developed around Integra and about the return to the roots. Interestingly, the Integra was one of two models (the second is the Legend) that began the history of the Acura brand in 1986.

It is possible that a two-pedal will be added to the range of versions, most likely with a variator. But so far the manufacturer has officially announced only the “mechanics”. Four-wheel drive is also a big question. So far, only the front. The company promised to disclose more details and specifications of Integra closer to the launch on the North American market in the first half of 2022 at a price of about $ 30,000 (2.15 million rubles). By the way, for the first time Integra will be produced in America. She will be accepted on the assembly line at the Marysville, Ohio plant, where she will share the production line with the Acura TLX model.

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