To this day, the Acura Integra remains incredibly popular in the tuner scene because of its engaging five-speed transmission and balanced handling (not to mention the high-revving 1.8L inline-four of the Type R). However, given that Honda discontinued the platform back in 2006, clean examples are becoming increasingly difficult to find.
Well, JDM enthusiasts, you’re in luck, because Acura is reviving the iconic Integra nameplate for the 2023 model year. At this point, the Japanese automaker is offering up little more than the teaser image seen above, though it has confirmed that the car will boast the “same fun-to-drive spirit and DNA of the original.” In other words, chances are pretty good that it’ll share a lot of its componentry with the current Civic, albeit updated with improved power and more aggressive styling. Whether it’ll arrive as a coupe, a hatch, or a sedan remains to be seen, but it’s refreshing to hear that Acura is introducing something other than a crossover in a market largely dominated by SUVs. Oh, and we don’t know about you, but we’re holding out hope that the Type R will make a return as well.