After much speculation, leaked images of camouflaged test cars, spy shots and whatnot, Honda’s luxury sub-brand in America, Acura yesterday finally confirmed that the iconic Integra will indeed be making a comeback.
The announcement was accompanied by a teaser image of the 2022 Acura Integra’s front fascia which clearly shows the sharp LED headlight and daytime running light, as well as the “Integra” moniker embossed on the bumper under the light, exactly like what was on the “round light” Integra DC2 back in the days.
Monterey Car Week 2021
The announcement regarding the return of the Integra was made during Acura’s annual appearance at the Monterey Car Week in the United States.
The legendary nameplate, which was one of two models in the original product lineup when the Acura brand was first launched in the United States of America back in March 27, 1986, will rejoin the performance brand’s product portfolio as a new compact premium entrant next year.
“The Integra is back,” said Jon Ikeda Vice President and Acura Brand Officer.
Same fun-to-drive spirit
“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.”
While the 2022 Integra looks like it’s destined for the American market first, whether it will be offered in other markets in the world under Honda remains unknown for now.
Our guess that it will be sold all over the world as a Honda, just like what the company did with the NSX which was initially introduced under the Acura sub-brand.
Watch this space
Whatever it is, more details about the new Acura Integra will definitely be available closer to its 2022 introduction.
That beign said, the Acura brand’s model lineup currently features five distinctive models – the ILX and TLX sport sedans, the RDX and MDX sport-utility vehicles, high-performance Type S variants and of course, the electrified NSX supercar.
All 2021 model year and newer Acura vehicles sold in America are made in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.