Honda Integra to make a comeback – 2022 launch confirmed at Monterey Automotive Week
The reboot of an iconic sports activities coupe is at all times one thing of a double edged sword within the present automobile market. There have been cheers of reward when Ford introduced the return of the Puma, and Mitsubshi additionally obtained in on the act with a brand new Eclipse, but in each events these iconic fashions had been reimagined as compact SUVs, with out a lot relevance to their former selves.
There are many causes to consider Honda is not going to go down this route with a brand new Integra, with a concrete affirmation that the brand new mannequin will return as a compact two-door coupe. Whereas specifics are skinny, Honda’s new Civic would be the most certainly type a foundation of its underpinnings, within the course of primarily changing the two-door Honda Civic coupe that’s continued alongside hatchback and saloon gross sales within the US.
This additionally means the Integra may, prefer it’s predecessors, yield a Sort R variant. Honda has already confirmed the event of a brand new Sort R based mostly on the following technology Civic, which can be homologated for the UK, nevertheless specifics of the place it will likely be constructed, and when it’s going to arrive within the UK have but to be confirmed.
Acura, Honda’s Lexus rivalling luxurious arm, has revealed a single teaser picture exhibiting the brand new Integra’s headlight and a part of the entrance bumper, giving us some perception into what the brand new Integra will seem like. Somewhat than reimagining a ‘90s aesthetic, the brand new mannequin may have a extra modern look constructed on Acura’s present design language. This is also seen within the automobile’s silhouette, which was previewed within the type of a drone present, though there’s not less than one nod to a little bit of retro, with the embossed Integra insignia positioned beneath the headlight.
The largest query that continues to be is whether or not Honda will convey it to Europe and the UK. Whereas the introduction of a small two-door coupe might sound out of sync with the present obsession with SUVs and crossovers, inexpensive efficiency automobiles just like the GR Yaris and the present Civic Sort R are proving that if the automobile is sweet, individuals will purchase it – and given the present Sort R’s brilliance, the considered a contemporary Integra Sort R is kind of an interesting prospect certainly.