In surprise news that will no doubt get the hearts of Honda fans worldwide pumping, Acura has confirmed that it will be bringing back the Integra in 2022.
The news was announced via a brief teaser post on Acura’s official social media channels, showing a close-up shot of a headlight with ‘Integra’ text embossed underneath, a throwback to how the Integra name was embossed on the bumpers of past models.
The post says that it will be revealed in ‘Spring 2022’, the first quarter of next year.
There’s no indication of what shape the model may be, whether it will continue the nameplate’s sports car lineage or be reprised as a compact crossover, similar to Mitsubishi’s recent rebirth of the ‘Eclipse’ name.
The news comes on the same day that Acura debuted its NSX Type S supercar; the final iteration of the current NSX. The dual launches were held during Monterey Car Week at Pebble Beach.
First introduced in 1985, the Integra nameplate was phased out of production in 2001. Acura continued to sell its version of the Integra as the RSX until 2006, when it too was phased out.
At the time, Acura sighted a decline in interest in the two-door coupe segment as reason for a drop in sales and the model’s resulting cancellation.
While it’s been out of production for more than a decade, the Integra has made plenty of headlines lately due to the rising prices of Type R performance variants, particularly the acclaimed DC2 Type R.
It’s unknown whether this new Integra is likely to be offered as a Honda in markets outside of America.
Indeed, Acura’s new NSX Type S appears to only be a left-hand drive model. Given this, Honda faithful should probably not take it for granted that the Integra will be available as a right-hooker.
We wait for more updates with bated breath…