Car reviews - Honda - Integra - Type R 3-dr hatch
28 Nov 2001
BOASTING 116 per cent greater torsional rigidity and 35 per cent increased bending rigidity, the new Integra body enhances handling and ride as well as overall strength. Standard safety equipment across both cars includes dual front airbags, anti-lock brakes and three-point seatbelts with pretensioners in the front. Side-impact beams in each door provide side impact protection. Further strength is derived from a strong roof gusset. Crushable, energy-absorbing pads in the door linings also help cushion side impact forces, while a middle-floor crossbeam is fitted between the B-pillars to help lessen body deformation. Pedestrian safety technologies target the prevention of lower body injuries with shock absorbing bumpers, bonnet and front guards. Inside, head protection measures boost occupant safety. The Type R gains aluminium door, mid-body and front and rear bumper beams.
Did you know?The previous Integra had an unusually long lifespan, with an Australian introduction in 1993
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