The Acura Integra Type S for America has slightly more power than a Civic Type R, but uses the same running gear
Acura has pulled the covers off its new performance hatch, the Integra Type S, that will be exclusively built in the USA, rather than Japan.
The Acura Integra Type S is essentially a FL5 Honda Civic Type R underneath and uses the same engine and transmission.
Both the Honda Civic Type R and Acura Integra Type S will be available for sale in the USA, while Australia will only receive the new Civic Type R.
The new Type S will go on sale in the USA in June this year.
Between the two hatches, both share several features, including performance Brembo brakes, a sports exhaust system, adaptive suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels (although their wheel designs differ) and a six-speed manual transmission.
So Acura’s new Integra Type S is similar to the Civic Type R in a lot of ways, but differs in a few key areas.
Although they share the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, the Type S has ever-so-slightly more power at 238kW (versus the Type R’s 235kW).
Acura says the Type S’s exhaust note has been specifically tuned and, in Sport+ mode, will provide “show-stopping pops and bangs” that don’t feature on the Civic hot hatch.
Inside, the Integra gains heated seats over its Civic Type R sibling and also features a 10.2-inch digital cockpit and a 9.0-inch centre touchscreen for infotainment. A 16-speaker sound system also features.
The new Acura Integra will be built in Ohio, USA, at the Acura’s Marysville plant alongside the TLX and MDX models.
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