Acura has just released another sketch of the highly anticipated Integra sports model, this time with a piece of all-important information – its body type!
Fans and enthusiasts can rejoice as the Integra is a five-door sedan and not another crossover or SUV. During the initial model mention to selected guests and media personnel, Acura did present the silhouette which resembled a 3-door design, but in a light show by a team of drones.
Today’s second official teaser sketch confirms the new Acura Integra will be a five-door design.
“Just like the original Integra, which helped launch the Acura brand in 1986, the fifth-generation Integra will be a premium sport compact with striking five-door design,” said the statement accompanying the teaser sketch.
Such a bodytype today is extremely rare, in which is dominated by Audi and its Sportback designs. Audi Malaysia provided us with the A5 Sportback TFSI Quattro and combined with the mellow-yet-striking District Green paintwork, was given plenty of second and even third glances on the road.
BMW meanwhile has the 4 Series Gran Coupe which is now in its second generation. Strangely, BMW M’s first fully electric car called the i4 M50 is based on the 4 Series Gran Coupe thanks to the additional height available to tuck in the battery pack underneath.
The Integra nameplate was used from the first to the third-generation model and then moving to the RSX nameplate for the fourth and final generation from 2002 to 2006. The third generation also introduced the Type R name into the US, with the model featuring a hand-built 1.8-litre engine delivering 195 hp and high-revving excitement.
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In 2019, a one-owner 1997 Acura Integra Type-R (White) sold for a record USD82,000 (approx. RM340k) at an auction, almost four times the original price when new.
As always, Acura said to provide more details as we approach closer to the 2022 introduction.