Acura has dropped a second teaser for the upcoming Integra revival. This time, it’s the rear corner in a shadowy preview. In it, you can see the shut lines for a set of rear doors and a wide-opening fifth door hatch that incorporates the rear window. Interestingly, Acura seems to be drawing a comparison not with the insanely popular third-generation Integra, but the 1980s first-gen.
Accompanying the teaser was a photo of a 1986 Integra RS 5-door. Apparently, the company is going all the way back to the original. We were thrown off when the first teaser showed a debossed “INTEGRA” logo on the front bumper. On second glance, the headlight design does seem to evoke the slits below the first-gen’s pop-ups more than the round units on the third-gen.
It turns out there’s a debossed “INTEGRA” logo on the rear bumper too, just below the taillight like the third-gen. However, the first-gen was the only one to get the 5-door hatchback body style. The second- and third-gen Integras only came in a 3-door hatch or 4-door sedan with trunk layout.
Like the Integras of old, it’ll likely share a platform with the Civic. From what we can see, though, it’ll probably look a lot better than the Civic it’s based on. Perhaps even more encouraging, Acura is in the midst of Type S-ifying all the things, from the TLX sedan to the MDX SUV to the NSX supercar.
Honda never limited the spiciest versions of the Integra to the 3-door hatchback/coupe body style before. Honda made GS-R and even Type R sedans, and Mugen made its own version of the 5-door. Hopefully that means the new Integra will spawn a performance variant as well to bring the Integra redux back to its roots.