Honda Unveil Civic Si Coupe at La Auto Show 2016
New Honda Civic Si coupe (Image: Honda)
Honda have unveiled the Honda Civic Si Prototype at the 2016 LA Auto Show. The new Honda Civic Si (Sport Injected) is a sport compact trim for the tenth generation of Honda Civics.
Unlike what is expected from sport trim, Civic Si has plenty of features such as a sunroof and a seven speaker audio system on board. It will go on sale in the US market next year. With the Civic Si, Honda are aiming to create a balance between performance and comfort.
The prototype at the LA Auto Show was a coupe, however the road-ready 2017 Honda Civic Si will be available a sedan as well.
Sporting Rallye Red Pearl body paint, the Honda Civic Si prototype features a full Factory Performance (HFP) aero kit that includes front and rear splitters and rear spoiler, a center-mounted polygonal exhaust finisher and 19-inch 235/35Y high-performance tires mounted on HFP 19 x 8J 10-spoke forged aluminum alloy wheels.
The Si is powered by a high-performance version of the 1.5-liter VTEC TURBO turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine. This engine produces 174 hp at 6,000 rpm and 162 lb.-ft. of torque in the 2017 Honda Civic and the 2017 Honda Civic Coupe.
Speaking of handling, the new sporty Civic has a limited-slip differential, cross-drilled brake blades and high-performance tires. It will a six-speed manual transmission. An automatic or a dual clutch option maybe unlikely.
Inside, the Honda Civic Si Prototype features aluminum sport pedals; exclusive sport seats with red stitching, including Si logos, red stitching on the doors, steering wheel and leather shift boot with aluminum shift knob, Dry Metal Carbon instrument panel trim, and red illumination in the instrument panel’s TFT meter and the audio system.