Cordova integration not suggested during ionic project creation


I’ve already started my journey with ionic and I’m stuck with cordova integration. It is my understanding that during project creation at some point the ionic cli should suggest cordova integration through the following question:

“Would you like to integrate your new app with Cordova to target native iOS and Android?”

However this is not ever prompted.

Here you have some information about the environment setup


ionic (Ionic CLI) : 4.12.0 (/usr/lib/node_modules/ionic)
Ionic Framework : @ionic/angular 4.1.1
@angular-devkit/build-angular : 0.13.6
@angular-devkit/schematics : 7.2.4
@angular/cli : 7.3.6
@ionic/angular-toolkit : 1.4.0


cordova (Cordova CLI) : 8.1.2 (cordova-lib@8.1.1)
Cordova Platforms : android 6.2.3
Cordova Plugins : cordova-plugin-ionic-keyboard 2.1.3, cordova-plugin-ionic-webview 3.1.2, (and 4 other plugins)


Android SDK Tools : 26.1.1
NodeJS : v8.12.0 (/usr/bin/node)
npm : 6.4.1
OS : Linux 4.15

Any help will be highly appreciated!

Thanks in advance,