Soon, Honda will unveil the Civic Coupe Si model, and it appears that the new trim will bring more potent engine in the sedan version as well. The test mule has been heavily covered, especially the front and the rear bumper, but there are some prominent parts that remind us of the 2017 Honda Civic Si Prototype concept. However, the four-door variant comes with a lower rear wing, and this is probably the biggest difference between the sedan and coupe.
The Si coupe was introduced as a prototype at the LA Auto Show. The concept came with a 1.5-liter turbocharged I4 that can also be found in other cars within the range, but the output was higher because of the additional revisions and tuning. Thus, this unit should produce more than 200 ponies, which will help the new car compete against Volkswagen GTI and Ford Focus ST.
Furthermore, the concept is equipped with a limited slip differential, active steering, and enhanced dampers, all of which should be included in the production Civic Si. The new sportier version is supposed to be a vehicle with good handling if its goal is to go against other entry-level, high-performance compact cars. This concept features bolstered front seats and carbon fiber trim pieces in the cabin, while a small detail like red lighting around the instruments make this car look sportier. All these parts will probably be transferred to the production version.
2017 Honda Civic Si Release Date
The Honda Civic Si Coupe will be shown to the public sometime in 2017, but it is unknown whether the sporty sedan will be unveiled at the same time or come slightly later. If the carmaker wants to reveal both sedan and coupe together, the hype for the high-performance model will be gone. The Geneva Motor Show will also host the production Civic Type R which is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 good for 300 horsepower at least.
Stay tuned for more details.