Car reviews - Honda - Integra - Type R 3-dr hatch
For fans of the first Integra Type R, the new-generation '01 model disappointed
28 Nov 2001
THE latest Integra series replaces a long-running model that was first seen here in 1993. The latest Type R version is fully integrated into the model line-up and has a more homogenous feel than previously. The last model was a take-no-prisoners road rocket. Today's version is more refined, its Recaro interior looks less of an afterthought and it speaks a more luxurious language. The new, larger 2.0-litre engine is as big a thrill as ever - and complemented beautifully by the new six-speed gearbox - but the ride quality still rules out the Type R as a handy urban runabout. Which suits most buyers perfectly. No air-conditioning is a bit of a surprise in the Type R, because climate control is standard in the cheaper base model.
Model release date: 1 August 2001 to 1 September 2004
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Honda Integra Type RReleased: July 1993
Ended: July 2001
Family Tree: Integra
THE third-generation Integra had a long model life, appearing in July 1993 before being replaced by the fourth generation (tested here) in August 2001. Australia received the performance-oriented Type R version of the Integra late in the third generation's life, in October 1999.
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