• The 2023 Acura Integra Is the Full-Scale Hatchback It’s Meant to Be

  • There was a huge wave of excitement when Acura announced the revival of the Integra name at the recent Monterey Car Week
  • The Japanese automaker has since been putting out teaser images of the upcoming car
  • People initially thought that the next Integra will be a three-door coupe, like the one seen here in this rendering
  • However, from this latest teaser image, It looks like Acura will first debut a five-door hatchback instead as the brand did back in the 80s. The design has a fastback profile similar to that found on four-door coupes from Porsche and Audi
  • That being said don't rule out a future three-door model, which is likely to follow suit
  • The upcoming Integra will share its underpinnings and platform with the current generation Honda Civic
  • As far as engines are concerned, will most likely also borrow its powerplant from the Civic as well, where the more powerful Type S might get the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four from the Civic Type R
  • The four-door Integra will debut in 2022 and will go up against other compacts like the Mercedes CLA, BMW 2 Series, and the Audi A3. We can't for it. Swipe Up to Read More.

Acura’s highly anticipated Integra shows a fastback profile via a new teaser from the Japanese automaker

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Integra fans behold! Acura shared yet another teaser image of the 2023 Integra, which reveals that the upcoming car will be available as a four-door hatchback that features a steeply raked fastback form factor in the back.

Overview

The 2023 Acura Integra Is the Full-Scale Hatchback It's Meant to Be
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Acura startled the world last month, at the Monterey Car Week, when they announced that the Integra name was making a comeback. The re-introduction of the legendary Integra moniker is possibly one of the most exciting news that Acura fans have heard in a while.

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With this slew of teasers from the Japanese brand, we now have a better idea about the impending compact. The new Integra will be available as a five-door hatchback, just like the original 1986 Integra.

The Next Acura

While the Integra was a successful five-door, the name became synonymous with the coupe-like three-door hatchbacks that reflected Honda’s most thrilling features found on its sleek and small vehicles. However, since those types of compact front-wheel-drive coupe’s have pretty much disappeared from the market in the decades since, Acura will now offer the car in a more traditional form factor instead, which is reminiscent of the design language found on the four-door coupes from Porsche and Audi.

The 2023 Acura Integra Is the Full-Scale Hatchback It's Meant to Be
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People initially thought that the next Integra will be a three-door coupe, like the one seen here in this rendering

Thanks to this latest teaser image and the preceding one, revealing the headlamp and front end, the upcoming Integra’s appearance is starting to finally take shape. It could be very similar to the design seen in the rendering above.

With this latest teaser image, we also now know that Integra is the upcoming car’s official and final name.

It also implies that the new five-door is the company’s first car to drop alphanumerics in favor of a single-word name since the last Integra-branded vehicle was retired in 2001. For now, though, this sneak peek only shows off the five-door version of the car, however, you can’t rule out the possibility of a three-door version in the future.

The 2023 Acura Integra Is the Full-Scale Hatchback It's Meant to Be
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The Integra is likely to share its mechanicals and platform with that of the current generation Honda Civic. What engines can we expect on the new Integra? Well, the Type S performance variant could possibly follow that might feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four cylinder similar to that on the Civic Type R hot hatchback.

Conclusion

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The Japanese automaker has since been putting out teaser images of the upcoming car

The Integra won’t be revealed in its entirety for a while, however, Acura continues to tease us with details about its most significant revival since the NSX It will go up against the likes of other four-door compacts like the Mercedes Benz CLA, the A-Class, the Audi A3, and the BMW 2 Series.

Expect to get more concrete information from Acura in the following months, before Acura Integra’s debut in 2022, shortly after which it will go on sale in the United States.

Khris Bharath
Khris Bharath
Khris is a classic car aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, although he keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid. Formula One is very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Read full bio
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