After successively introducing the sedan, coupe and hatchback versions of the 10th-generation Honda Civic, Japanese manufacturer Honda is now turning its attention to the sportier versions of the Civic family.
After successively introducing the sedan, coupe and hatchback versions of the 10th-generation Honda Civic, Japanese manufacturer Honda is now turning its attention to the sportier versions of the Civic family. After the Civic Type R presented as a prototype in Paris in September, Honda unveiled a concept of the upcoming Honda Civic Si 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 very sporty style for the new Honda Civic Si
The next-generation Honda Civic Si will feature, like the current Civic Si, a sportier silhouette than the "normal" Civic. This means that it will be equipped with an oversized wing quite noticeable from a distance, a new centrally mounted exhaust tip and an aerodynamic package designed by HFP (Honda Factory Performance). It will also be equipped with 19-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped with high-performance tires.
Inside, the seats will offer more lateral support in order to keep you in place when taking a curve at speed as well as red stitching giving them a more dynamic styling. There will also be red stitching on the shift lever, the steering wheel and the doors. A dial with a red background, aluminum pedals as well as Si emblems on the seats complement the sportier layout of the new Honda Civic Si’s interior.
More efficient mechanics for the Honda Civic Si
In addition to its more dynamic exterior and interior design, the next-generation Civic Si will also be improved mechanically. New additions include a new 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine which could develop 230 horsepower, although actual performance numbers are not yet known. This would be a 25-horsepower increase over the current Honda Civic Si.
A six-speed manual transmission with a short shift lever will be standard, as will an active suspension system that can be adjusted according to how the driver wishes to drive the Si. There will also be a limited slip differential and active steering.
The Honda Civic Si will be launched on the market in 2017 and will complement a very broad Civic range that includes a sedan, a coupe model and a hatchback version unveiled recently. To learn more about the new Honda Civic Si or the rest of the Civic range, contact us today at Bathurst Honda!