- Acura showed a teaser photo of the upcoming 2023 Integra.
- It will have a four-door hatchback design with a swoopy-looking rear end.
- The Integra is expected to go on sale sometime in 2022.
The return of the Integra nameplate is perhaps the most exciting news for Acura fans in some time, and we now have an even more revealing look at this upcoming compact. A teaser photo confirms that the 2023 Integra will be offered as a four-door hatchback with a steeply sloped fastback profile at the rear.
Acura points out that this is similar to the original Integra, which was offered in two-door and four-door hatchback forms. But while the company hasn’t entirely ruled out the possibility of a sportier two-door Integra, as some enthusiasts are clamoring for, this four-door layout makes more sense for the entry-luxury compact segment in which this Acura will compete. It’s expected to line up against cars such as the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-class and CLA-class, all of which have four doors.
The new Integra’s looks are starting to congeal thanks to this photo and an earlier teaser showing the headlight and front end. We’re expecting the Integra to share its underpinnings and powertrains with the latest Honda Civic, with a possible Type S performance version likely using a version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four found in the Civic Type R hot hatchback.
We look forward to hearing more official information from Acura in the coming months, as the Integra is scheduled to make its debut in 2022 and go on sale in the U.S. shortly thereafter.
Despite being raised on a steady diet of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or perhaps because of it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession for the automotive industry throughout his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He found a way to write about cars for the school newspaper during his college years at Rice University, which eventually led him to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for his first professional auto-writing gig at Automobile Magazine. He has been part of the Car and Driver team since 2016 and now lives in New York City.