The Acura Integra will return in 2022

Acura Confirms Integra Return for 2022

A new Acura Integra is seriously happening.

After Acura unveiled the new NSX Type S during Monterey Car Week on Thursday, the company had one more big bit of news to share. By way of an elaborate drone show, Acura confirmed the Integra — yes, the Integra — will return in 2022.

As part of Monterey Car Week, Acura announced that the Integra will return.

“The Integra is back,” said Jon Ikeda Vice President and Acura Brand Officer in a statement. “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.”

Specs are non-existent, though Roadshow thinks the car will share the Civic’s platform. We think that makes sense, and like our colleagues, we’re hoping for a turbo four and a stick. Oh, and a Type S that uses some or all of the Civic Type R’s wonderful underpinnings.

Indeed, that’s is how Acura needs to build this car to avoid screwing it up. It needs to be fun to drive, more upscale than a Civic, and well-styled. It needs to not be a reboot of the ILX.

If Acura gets the driving dynamics right, and gives the car enough luxury features to justify a price premium over a Civic/Civic Si/Civic Type R, the Integra can help continue to get the brand back on track after it lost its way a while back. If Acura messes this up, we’ll be quite disappointed.

During the announcement, Acura’s vice president and brand officer Jon Ikeda said the 2022 Integra will retain the “fun-to-drive spirit and DNA” of the original Integra, and given Honda’s recent success with performance cars, I’m optimistic that the reborn Integra will live up to the name.

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