The Honda Civic range is already more than complete with its sedan, coupe and hatchback versions.
Despite an already impressive lineup, Honda does not intend to stop there and is now turning its attention to more sporty models for those who want a thrill behind the wheel. It all started with the Honda Civic Type R unveiled at the last Paris Motor Show in September, and now it was time to unveil the Honda Civic Si that we saw in prototype form at the Los Angeles Auto Show earlier this month.
"With the new Honda Civic Si, we're injecting even more sporty goodness into our 10th-generation Civic lineup," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of Honda. "This will be, hands down, the fastest, best-handling Si we've ever offered to our customers."
A more dynamic style for the Honda Civic Si
Although a prototype, the model we saw at the Los Angeles Auto Show will look very much like the production version of the Civic Si. It is therefore expected to retain its large wing, its 19-inch wheels wrapped with high-performance tires, its center-mounted exhaust and its aerodynamic package from HFP.
Inside, buyers will get sport seats with abundant lateral support and red stitching which is also found on the doors, and gearbox lever. Aluminum pedals and dials with a red background, as on the current Civic Si, will also be on the menu.
A more powerful engine as well
We do not yet know the details of the engine that will be found under the hood of the next Honda Civic Si. What is certain is that it will be more powerful than the current Si engine which delivers 205 horsepower. Several rumors suggest a four-cylinder turbo engine developing 230 horsepower, but we will have to wait until we know more. This engine will be paired with a short-shift six-speed manual gearbox.
The next Honda Civic Si will be equipped with a limited slip differential as well as active suspension and steering systems. This should allow the new Honda Civic Si to perform with confidence and sportiness, regardless of the road conditions.
To learn more about the new Honda Civic Si as well as other models in the 2017 Honda Civic range, contact us today at Lallier Honda 40/640 in Repentigny.