The Honda Integra Will Return In 2022…
The Honda Integra will return in 2022, and these renderings have certainly got mouths watering.
For many die-hard Honda fans as well as petrolheads, the return of the ‘Integra’ to the Honda line-up will be a most welcome bit of news, even if it does return as an Acura.
Well, if this render of the 2022 Integra caught on social media and the news of the Integra returning as an Acura (recently announced by Jon Ikeda, Vice President of Acura) is anything to go by, then certainly piggy banks will start to empty soon.
The first indication of the return of the legend was hinted at a gathering of journalists attending Monterey Car Week, where Acura revealed the news via drones. Roadshow’s Daniel Golson managed to capture a picture of it and uploaded it on Twitter.
While the clear hint by Acura didn’t really leave much to the imagination, this rendering by an automotive designer on Instagram that goes by @jrubinsteintowler, has undoubtedly made the future car a bit more vivid.
The rendering clearly shows that the upcoming model in Type R form will borrow a lot from the angular designs of current Acuras, with sharp LED headlights and grille, almost identical to the newly launched Acura TLX Type S sports sedan. However, the design still harks back to Integras from previous years, especially the JDM DC2 Integra Type R from 1995.
If the exterior makes you feel all giddy, then the interior will surely set you over the moon. For those who know their Type R Integras well, the red seats and the Integra Type R plaque on the shifter really do bring back memories to Integras of yesteryears.
There’s also a rendering of the engine bay, which surprisingly saw the artist including an unfamiliar engine instead of the powerplant of the K20C from the Civic Type R, which should be the rightful engine for the 2022 Type R Integra.
The Integra was last produced in 2006, due to the shrinkage of demand for coupe-type cars. The finest of the last generation Integra, the DC5 Type R (Japanese market only) came with the 220hp K20A 2.0 L DOHC i-VTEC four-cylinder engine and came standard with red Recaro seats, four-piston Brembo front brakes, close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox, limited-slip diff and a variable pressure exhaust system.
All we ask from Honda is to make one under the Honda badge so that the rest of the world can have one too. Come on, Honda, you can do it!
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