It's a Honda-badged sedan for China based on the Civic, we wish we got its colors here.
The triumphant return of the Type S badge is just the start of Acura's resurgence in America. Back in August, we learned that Acura is reviving the beloved Integra for a new generation. This will be the first time the Integra has been sold in the US since 2006, before it was badged as the RSX. In China, however, Honda has already revealed the new Integra. But before you get too excited, it's a completely different model developed exclusively for that market.
In essence, China's new Integra is simply a restyled Honda Civic Sedan. Manufactured by Guangqi Honda in Guagzhou, China, the 2022 Honda Integra shares the same platform as the Civic Sedan, but there are a few styling changes that set it apart, mostly the colors.
At the front, China's Integra sports slimmer adaptive matrix LED headlights that merge into a larger honeycomb grille. The changes continue at the back, where Honda has fitted L-shaped LED taillights, a subtle trunk lid spoiler, dual exhaust tips, and a faux diffuser. These subtle tweaks make the Integra look sleeker than its Civic Sedan sibling.
New Fresh Emerald Blue and Fiery Yellow exterior colors further distinguish it from the standard Civic Sedan and there are also new wheel designs up to 18 inches in size. Measuring 184.6 inches long, the Integra is slightly longer than the Civic Sedan, which is 184 inches.
No photos have been revealed of the cabin, but it makes sense for the Integra to share the same interior as the Civic Sedan, which incorporates a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster and a 9-inch touchscreen. We're not sure if all the Civic Sedan's engine options will carry over.
Although no technical details have been released, the "Turbo" badge on the rear suggests the Integra packs the same 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo engine as the Civic rated at 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, with power sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox. Sales for the 2022 Honda Integra will start Q4, 2021, but no pricing details have been released. Acura will reveal America's new five-door Integra next year.