Car reviews - Honda - Integra - 3-dr hatch
24 Dec 2001
By BRUCE NEWTON
LONG described as a "hairdressers's car", the previous Integra was a coupe without attitude, a car with a softly-softly reputation until the Type R came along to turn heads. In the new generation its debatable which is the bigger attention getter. While the Type R is all overt masculinity, the Integra's tall and narrow lines seem to work better without a surfboard attached to the rear-end. The profile is very much a wedge, which may be a little old-fashioned but is also classical sports car. The front is dominated by a new headlight design which incorporates four lamps behind a polycarbonate lense, with BMW-style notches on the underside. At the rear there are the same notches in the tailights and touches of the previous Integra, which is interesting because Japanese car companies don't always pay attention to heritage, often starting a new design generation with a fresh sheet of paper.
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Did you know?The Integra was styled at Honda Motor Corporation's design centre in Japan
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