When Honda launched the Acura brand in North America, it needed a sporty yet slightly upscale model to assist with its introduction. They couldn't have chosen a more suitable candidate than the Acura Integra. A streamlined hatchback designed for both swift commuting and a fashionable image, the Integra got attention right away. Although available in Japan as the Honda Integra, its North American counterpart premiered as the Honda Quint Integra before being branded as the Acura Integra upon the introduction of Honda's luxury division moniker. The Integra was made available as a three and five-door hatchback as well as a four-door sedan. It was initially outfitted with a 1.6L DOHC four-cylinder engine (for both the hatchback and sedan body styles) before moving up to a 1.8L option for the second generation. In its second series, the five-door hatchback was dropped from the lineup due to sluggish sales.
The second generation of the Integra also welcomed in a new higher trim level, the GS, to go along with the RS and LS trims. The GS was considered the top-shelf trim level and showed off cutting-edge Acura Integra parts, e.g. antilock brakes (an Acura first). An updated interior was also highlighted for the GS. 1992 saw Acura give the Integra a boost in horsepower, upping it to 140 HP. Also in 1992, the GS-R arrived, equipped with a 1.7L four-cylinder engine capable of 160 HP in conjunction with Honda's VTEC variable valve timing. This version of the model was offered only with a five-speed manual transmission to attract performance enthusiasts. However, standard features like power windows and locks as well as antilock brakes helped the GS-R gain notice elsewhere throughout the industry.
Acura released the third generation of the Integra in 1994, which was available in two body styles: a four-door sedan and two-door hatchback. Aside from the GS-R, all trim levels of the Integra were powered by a 1.8L four-cylinder engine (142 horsepower) with a standard five-speed manual transmission (a four-speed automatic was made optional). In 1997, the GS-R was bolstered with a VTEC 1.8L engine rated at 170 horsepower and a close-ratio five-speed manual transmission. That same year, the Acura Integra Type R was introduced as a limited-edition model marketed towards tuners and street-racing aficionados. It could only be had as coupe in a special paint color (Championship White). The Type R got its power from a 1.8L engine that threw out 195 horses. The car was also 100 pounds lighter and featured power-enhancing Acura Integra parts, including limited-slip differential, sport-tuned suspension, and the same close-ratio five-speed manual as the GS-R.
The original 'cleanup hitter' of the Acura lineup, the Integra built its legacy on performance and style. Combining fashionable trimmings with a slight taste of luxury to go along with all the sportiness, it's no wonder why the Integra has been named to Car and Driver's Ten Best List six times. From businessmen to road-burners, its fanbase is as eclectic as it is vast. Personalized options are what it's all about when it comes to this vehicle, which is why Acura Integra accessories at CARiD are a huge part of our inventory. With a car this well known for customization, we know we have to be prepared.
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