Honda will revive the legendary Integra name after a 15-year hiatus for a new “premium compact” car due to arrive next year.
The name Integra was used for four generations of sports coupes produced by the Japanese firm from 1986 to 2006.
Its return in 2022 was confirmed by Acura – Honda’s premium brand in the US market – when the NSX Type S launched.
Acura said the relaunched Integra “will join the performance brand’s product portfolio as a new premium compact competitor” and released a single teaser image showing part of the front of the new car, which features Integra writing under the headlights.
Acura brand manager Jon Ikeda said the new Integra would deliver “the same spirit of fun to drive and the same DNA as the original.”
No other details about the machine were revealed, including whether it would be offered in markets outside of North America or whether high-end performance variants bearing the Honda Type R or Acura Type S branding would be produced.
The revived Integra could be produced at the Honda plant in Marysville, Ohio, where it would logically replace the NSX. The hybrid supercar will cease production there once the 350 Type S versions are completed. As with previous versions, the new Integra could build on the Civic.
The Honda Integra was released in 1985, replacing the Quint as a sports coupe closely based on the Civic. It was originally built in Japan and was one of two models that were badged as Acura when this brand was launched in America.
The fourth-generation Integra, dubbed the Acura RSX in the United States, ceased production in 2006.
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This notice was published: 2021-08-13 09:50:57