Following on from the Integra sedan for China, which will be sold under the Honda brand, the Acura Integra for the North American market has been introduced. In the United States, the name, revived 15 years later, went to a five-door liftback with a sloping roof, built on the basis of the eleventh generation Honda Civic. The sports car made its debut in prototype status, with a youth-premium appearance and a turbo engine from the Civic Si, and the production version will be shown in 2022. Then Acura will reveal the remaining details about the “technique”.
The exterior of the Integra with the Acura nameplate is made in the style of other models of the brand. The liftback got the proprietary Diamond Pentagon radiator grille, devoid of a frame, and diode optics with chicane strokes of the running lights. The exterior color borrowed from the NSX is Indy Yellow Pearl, a reference to the Phoenix Yellow shade that was part of the 2000-2001 Integra Type R range. The prototype also received 19-inch wheels with matte spokes and Brembo brakes with body-colored calipers.
Integra is based on the 11th generation Honda Civic chassis, and the liftback motor was borrowed from the “charged” Civic Si. On the sedan “turbo four” 1.5 develops 203 horsepower and 260 Nm of torque. A couple of the unit will be a variator, but a six-speed manual transmission will also be offered for enthusiasts. A limited slip differential is also announced.
The Acura Integra will be assembled next year in Marysville, Ohio, in line with the TLX. Prior to this, Integra had not been manufactured in the United States – they were imported from Japan. The cost of the revived model will be about 30 thousand dollars.
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