No 3-door Integra hatchback for now
The return of the Integra nameplate is possibly one of the most exciting news this 2021. Acura made the announcement earlier this year together with the public debut of the 2022 NSX Type S. At the time, the automaker didn't reveal much about the all-new Integra apart from a teaser photo showing off its front end. But a new teaser photo has revealed more about the upcoming model, and some fans might be disappointed.
While most expected the new Integra to be a two-door coupe, like the DC2 and DC5 models, it seems that won't be the case, for the time being at least. Acura's new teaser confirms that the next-generation Integra will be debut as a 5-door hatchback with a sloped rear profile. According to the automaker, the design is similar to the original Integra, which was available either as a 3-door and 5-door hatchback back in 1986.
Aside from the 5-door layout, other noticeable details are the short decklid and the small ducktail spoiler. Acura also fitted new slim LED taillights to match the front end. Interestingly, its design does remind us of a certain two-door coupe from South Korea. The rear bumper will also have the embossed INTEGRA wording below the right taillight.
Acura has yet to confirm any more details about the new Integra. But with a five-door layout, the upcoming model will likely share underpinnings with the all-new Civic Hatchback. Assuming a Type S variant is in the works, it could use a version of the upcoming Civic Type R's engine.
With the 2022 Integra teased as a 5-door Hatchback, does this mean it won't be available as a three-door coupe? Not exactly. Acura has not entirely ruled out the possibility of a sportier three-door layout like the DC2 and DC5 generation models. We're looking forward to learning more about the new model in the coming months.