Today was an exciting day as the long awaited 2017 Honda Civic Si was revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show. What is being called ‘the last piece of the Civic puzzle’, the Civic Si is the missing link between the recently revealed Civic Type-R and the Civic Touring. The Si has played a very important role in the Honda portfolio as the pinnacle of performance in the American market. First debuting as a fuel injected 1.5 liter hatchback in 1985, we are excited to find the new Civic Si will be a turbocharged 1.5 liter. This is the first time a turbo has found its way into a factory Civic Si. It will also be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with limited slip differential (LSD). Though no power numbers or speed times were given, we already know the current CVT 1.5 turbo that appears in many 2016 Civics is already faster than previous Si.
The beautiful Rallye Red Pearl coupe was also outfitted with some options from Honda Factory Performance (HFP). The coupe pictured features a full HFP aero kit, including front and rear splitters along with rear spoiler, center-mounted polygonal exhaust finish, cross drilled brake rotors, and 19-inch 10-spoke aluminum wheels wrapped in high performance tires.
The interior is exactly what you would expect from a Civic Si. Features include Si-exclusive front sport seats, dry carbon instrument trim, aluminum sports pedals, red stitching throughout, a comfortable aluminum shifter, and TFT meter and audio system illumination. This subtle yet race inspired interior is sure to give the Type R a run for its money.
The 2016 North American Car of the Year Honda Civic has seen sales up nearly 12% over last year with 310,142 units sold through the end of October. This makes it the best-selling car with individual American car buyers in 2016. With the Civic Si coming in early 2017 and the Type R in mid-2017, we are expecting great things and another huge year for Honda in 2017. Visit your local AutoNation Honda dealership to learn more.