November 07 2018, Listowel Honda
Unveiling of Sporty Honda Civic Si Prototype Completes 10th Generation Civic Line-up
- 2017 Civic Si will be fastest, most powerful Si yet
- Si coupe and Si Sedan joining 10th-generation Civic lineup in 2017
- Active steering, active suspension, limited-slip differential and high-performance tires among Si performance upgrades
- All models to feature short-shifting 6-speed manual
Nov. 15, 2016 – LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Honda Civic Si Prototype made its global debut, giving Honda enthusiasts a good look at the design and performance directions for the 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan, both launching next year. The Civic So Prototype will be on display at the 2016 Los Angeles International Auto Show where it will be joined by its Civic Sedan, Coupe and Hatchback siblings, pus the radical Civic Type R Prototype, providing the first public opportunity to see all five Civic variants. This will also be the first time the Type R interior will be shown.
The shimmering Rallye Red Pearl Civic Si Prototype features a full Honda Factory Performance (HFP) aero kit, including front and rear splitters and rear spoiler, plus 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 2017 Civic Si Coup and Sedan will be powered by a high-performance, high-torque 1.5-liter, directed-injection and turbocharged DOHC in-line 4-cylinder engine with dual variable cam timing (dual VTC) mated to a short-shifting 6-speed manual transmission. Additional performance upgrades for the Si variants will include a new active damper system, active steering system, limited-slip differential and available high-performance tires.
"With the new Honda Civic Si, we're injecting even more sporty goodness into out 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."
The Civic Si Prototype interior closely previews the production model and features Si-exclusive front sport seats with red stitching, including stitches Si logos. The red sport stitching carries through to the doors, steering wheel and leather shift boot with aluminum shift knob. The Si Prototype interior also features a red driver's TFT meter and audio system illumination, aluminum sport pedals and Dry Metal Carbon instrument panel trim.
The Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan will launch next year as the latest addition to the 10th-generation Honda Civic lineup, joining the Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe and just-launched Civic Hatchback. The rollout of the 10th-generation Civic lineup will be completed with the launch of the new track-ready Civic Type-R next year.