Sold from 2017, model will be equipped with 1.5 Turbo engine and will have body coupe and sedan
Honda has just revealed another variant of the Civic’s 10th generation at the Los Angeles Motor Show. It is a unit of the Civic Si classified as prototype, but that anticipates almost everything that the production version of the sport will have when it reaches the market, from next year.
Presented initially in the coupe body (but Honda already claims that there will also be a sedan Si), it brings a look that is in the middle between the “civil” versions of the car and the future Type R, even more radical, and that will also begin To be sold in 2017.
The front has new bumpers with more generous air vents, as well as a black painted front grille (like the Civic Sport sold in Brazil) and the traditional “Yes” symbol. On the side, attention is drawn to the 19-inch wheels with new design with dark paint
In the rear, the refurbished bumper gets a new diffuser and a single central exhaust, in addition to the mandatory airfoil.
The engine will be based on the 1.5 turbo with direct injection which, in Brazil, only equips the Touring version. Power and torque numbers have not been released but will certainly be above 173 hp and 22.4 mkgf of torque from the existing configuration.
As a reference, the previous Civic Si had a 2.4 hp aspirated at 204 hp and 23.9 mkgf – and Honda itself says the new Si will be the most powerful, fastest and best steered in the history of the model.
Although the “spinning” character has apparently lagged behind, Honda will keep the six-speed manual transmission, with very short ratios, with no automatic option. The Si will still have increments such as limited slip differential, adjustable suspension, high performance tires and a new, more sporty steering system.
The cabin also features uniqueness, such as shell-shaped seats with extended side bolsters, red seams and a Si logo. Red details spread through the steering wheel, console, lining and lighting, and the TFT panel gains new visual modes.