There have been plans for the 2024 Acura Integra Type S, which started being made into production in 2023. Acura decided that they are going to revive the nameplate Integra (for 2023 model), by taking the Civic Si basic and presenting it with a more expensive and luxurious version. People are wondering whether it means that Acura would be making the Type S with Civic Type R basis, and it’s a good thing that the 2024 model would be coming soon as the company has confirmed about Type S Integra existence.
About the Integra
Acura Integra has been designed as this fun hatchback sharing powertrain and unit with Civic Si. Since Civic Type R is the big brother of the Si, a lot of people assume that the company would somewhat create a ‘sister’ model to the same model. And it’s been confirmed that Integra Type S has been designed into existence.
The Possible Design
There have been several teaser images of the Acura, suspected with the Type S in camo. Many of the details have been covered and hidden, but you can still see the aggressive model and look that is hidden under the vinyl wrap. The front bumper seems ‘angrier’ and more aggressive, which is a match to the rear bumper. You can find tri-tip exhaust on the back too – which is similar to the Type R.
It’s hard to get more information about the overall design when Acura is very limited about their shared information. But considering that the new Type S is inspired from the Type R, it would be logical to assume that the Type S would be likely coming with similar powertrain as the Type R.
The Updated Model
We all know that Civic Type R is designed to focus on lap times. Just like the basic Integra, Integra Type S would be a more luxurious and more exclusive option, but without the rear wing of Type R. For the new Acura Integra, it’s expected that it would be having finer interior and lighter weight construction. Moreover, it would be coming with better materials that can absorb noise quite significantly and also improved sound system.
Honda is somewhat stuck with Civic Type R and front wheel driving system. It’s possible that Acura will keep the same layout for their new Type S. however, the company hasn’t said anything about it, so there are many people that are hopeful that Acura would be adding (and offering) their SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Driving) system so the Type S would be more appealing.
Powertrain and Performance
According to the manufacturing plan, the new 2024 Acura Integra Type S would be coming with VTEC turbocharged unit with 2.0 liter capacity, able to generate 300 hp, which is similar to Civic Type R. And just like Type R, the Integra would be coming with manual 6 speed transmission. It would also come with limited slip differential. However, when compared to the Type R, this new Integra would have less track focused performance and it would be more upscale.
Price and Release Date
If everything goes smoothly as planned, the new Integra Type S should be coming to dealerships in summer months of 2023. The information about the price hasn’t been revealed just yet. However, some people have made predictions. Considering that Civic Type R has a starting price of $43,000, it’s highly possible that the new Integra Type S would have higher tag price than that.
There’s nothing much to expect since Acura has been hush-hush about their new Type S. Hopefully, the company would provide more info and further updates about their 2024 Acura Integra Type S as we are getting closer to the launch date.