It’s not a typical year when you can say that Friday the 13th offered a delightful surprise for car enthusiasts, but that’s exactly what happened on Friday, August 13, 2021. Acura, in a surprise announcement years in the making, revealed its iconic Integra compact sports car would return for 2023. A drone display outlined an ambiguous shape in the California sky, and a single teaser image showed a very modern Acura headlight with a classic “INTEGRA” embossing below.
The biggest question on our minds right now is how many doors the Integra will sport when we are allowed to see more of it. Remember, for much of its life, the Integra was available in both two- and four-door flavors. We asked Acura Brand Officer Jon Ikeda, point blank, if the new Integra will feature either arrangement (or both), and he offered a cryptic “maybe” in return.
Another piece of the puzzle is that the ILX compact sedan is on the ninth-generation Civic and is due to soldier on a little longer. That said, with the 11th-generation Honda Civic running around, the ILX can’t be too long for this world. Ikeda insisted the Integra is not an ILX replacement, and that the Integra will be the brand’s entry-level vehicle. This could mean the Integra eventually becomes the de facto ILX replacement when and if that model is finally retired at the end of the 2022 model year. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.