The Acura Integra Is Coming Back and “Will Live Up to the Hype”


The Acura Integra Is Coming Back and “Will Live Up to the Hype”

Acura is tired of being asked when it will bring back the Integra sport compact, which hasn’t been sold here since 2001. The answer, announced during Monterey Car Week and the festivities leading up to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: The Acura Integra, one of the two cars that helped launch the Acura brand back in 1986, is making a huge comeback in 2022.

Honda’s luxury brand used drones to break the news in the night sky over Pebble Beach. The lights of the drone depicted what appears to be a compact two-door hatch, though with its boxy profile and pop-up headlights, we think this was more of a stylized homage to the original ’80s Integra two-door (a four-door was also offered during the Integra’s near-20-year run).

A teaser image released later (pictured at the top of this story) shows a more modern Acura visage with pointy headlights and the brand’s signature pentagonal grille. We particularly dig the ’90s-retro “INTEGRA” lettering debossed in the bumper cover just beneath the headlight—it’s a sweet touch.

MotorTrend tried to get more information from Acura brand officer Jon Ikeda, who was the one who confirmed that the automaker is tired of people asking for the Integra’s return and elaborated on how it decided to make the new Integra happen. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.

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