We know it’s not the first time you heard something like this, however, we got some fresh rumormills about the comeback of one really popular Acura nameplate. Honda’s luxury department will reportedly introduce the all-new 2018 Acura Integra by the end of the next year. We are told that the new model might look very attractive for all true fans of the sport car, but we think it’s going to be just an odd-looking Civic Si with a more potent engine.
2018 Acura Integra: Engine and Suspension
According to our sources, the 2018 Acura Integra is a reason why the manufacturer decided to couple the new Civic Si with a 1.5-liter turbo engine and not with something more potent. Honda kept a 2.0-liter turbo for the Acura-badged sport car. The engine will almost certainly deliver over 300 horsepower. The compact will save its distinctive front-wheel drive system, but there might be an optional all-wheel drive as well. In addition, the potential drivers will be able to choose between manual and 10-speed automatic transmission.
The car won’t rely on the mere power of course. The carmaker will also add a lowered sport-tuned suspension system and special steering system. Plus, the car will definitely feature 19- or 20-inch big wheels with big brakes, as well as special tires for a high-performance drive. The brakes will reportedly use Wilwood six-piston in the front and four-piston brakes on 14-inch discs in the rear.
Exterior and Interior
Car’s performance credibility isn’t just the engine. No, the sport car will also feature special exterior and interior treatments – much better than the Civic Si. The manufacturer will probably employ Civic’s existing architecture in other to build the 2018 Acura Integra, but they might use lighter materials here and there to additionally boost the efficiency.
We can’t really say how it will look the new generation Acura Integra, except it’s going to resemble the predecessor. Of course, the new car will look sleeker and will be equipped with today’s technologies such as LED-treated headlights and taillights. And yes, it will get a large wing in the back for sure.
The interior should be sporty and luxurious. Acura will probably add bolstered seats with some special upholstery treatment and a matching steering wheel. The compact will use an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. AcuraWatch active safety tech will be standard, as it will be SiriusXM Radio, HD Radio, and Pandora.
There is no information on how much it will cost the 2018 Acura Integra. However, we think it would be priced at $30K.