Since its original introduction, the Integra has always been a driver's car. Every element of the vehicle, from the engine to the design and location of major and minor function controls, has been tailored specifically to make the driving experience safe, efficient and enjoyable. The interior architecture, seats and controls, and the spatial relationship between the driver and the controls of the Integra, have all been tailored to keep driver and passengers comfortable, relaxed and keenly aware of the environment around the vehicle.
The cabin space has been designed to divide the cabin longitudinally, providing the driver and front-seat passenger with a discrete space separated by the center console. The interior space has been created like that of a sports car. It is simple, attractive, ergonomically designed and provides ease of operation. The dash sweeps around the driver and front passenger and the cabin provides exceptional space and comfort.
The Integra Type R features a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an aluminum shifter knob as standard equipment for increased comfort and feel.
The front seats feature fore/aft and rake adjustment, in addition to a driver's seat lumbar adjustment for proper back support. The deeply bolstered seat has three different densities of foam in its construction to help provide proper anatomical support for the driver's comfort, even after many hours behind the wheel. The Type R's exclusive upholstery scheme offers a racing-oriented feel and high traction with the center portion working to hold the driver in place while providing excellent breathability.
The rear seats are designed to keep the occupants at a comfortable position with regard to back rake and angle of the bottom cushion. The rear seats are equipped with two 3-point seat belts.
In order to enhance readability and allow the driver to absorb vital information quickly, the Type R features a combination meter with analog instrumentation on an exclusive carbon fiber-like texture with amber illumination. The large, white-on-black instruments are recessed in a binnacle that helps block out glare.
The instrument panel includes a speedometer, tachometer and gauges for fuel and engine temperature. Indicator lights are also provided for oil pressure, battery-charging condition, high beams, brake status, SRS diagnostic check, door-ajar indicator, seat belt indicator, check engine, ABS status check and low-fuel indicator. The panel also features a maintenance reminder, which tells the driver when scheduled maintenance is due.
STANDARD AIR CONDITIONING
In response to customer demand, a compact and efficient air conditioning system is now standard equipment on the 2001 Type R. This system is equipped with a lightweight aluminum condenser core which also helps enhance corrosion resistance, and the system is charged with the environmentally friendlier, non-CFC refrigerant R134a.
Like all Integras, the Type R features an AM/FM stereo/CD sound system with six speakers designed to provide a high level of fidelity and acoustic clarity. It features a pair of 1.3-inch tweeters and 6-inch coaxial front speakers mounted in the front doors, and a pair of 6-inch rear speakers.
In an effort to address environmental concerns, all Integras feature a number of components that are recycled or can be recycled at the end of the vehicle's service life. The bumpers, for instance, are made of recyclable material and can be recycled if damaged. All the plastic components that can be recycled are labeled as such and can be reconstituted into usable products when the vehicle is dismantled.