Acura Announces the Return of the Integra

The new version is expected next year

Acura Integra
The Acura Integra is about to return.

If August has had a theme so far — at least when it comes to the automotive industry — it might well involve the revival of storied cars. Lamborghini recently announced the return of the Countach, and now that return has been joined by another one that’s not quite as sporty but might be a touch more accessible. And by that, we mean that the Acura Integra is about to make a comeback.

As Zac Palmer writes at Autoblog, most American automotive enthusiasts associate the third generation of Integras with the name. Those were manufactured from 1994 through 2001, and were — until now — the last Acuras to bear the Integra name in the United States. That being said, the RSX sold in the U.S. were Integras elsewhere in the world; it is, as the saying goes, complicated.

“Spiritually, it’s where the Integra died in the U.S., and it’s where the new one will pick back up,” writes Palmer.

As Erik Shilling writes at Jalopnik, the latest iteration of the car is its fifth edition. And that’s about all that Acura is revealing about the car so far.

“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,” said Acura Brand Officer Jon Ikeda in a statement. As for what that translates to — we’ll know more closer to the revived Integra’s debut in 2022.

Shilling’s article contains some speculation, including his suggestion that the new Integra could resemble a Honda Civic and that it might supplant the ILX. But for now, all we can do is predict — and ponder what Acura might have in store.

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