2017 Honda Civic Si to debut on April 6 – sedan, coupe

First revealed as a concept back in November 2016 during the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 Honda Civic Si will finally make its debut on April 6 in sedan and coupe body styles.

In terms of performance, Honda is repeating the same bits of information that accompanied the Civic Si Prototype (shown here) reveal. Under the hood, there’s a 1.5 litre turbocharged four-cylinder with dual variable cam timing (VTC) and direct injection, mated to a short-shifting six-speed manual transmission.

No mention of an increase in power but because the Civic Si is meant to be a higher performance version of the regular Civic, it is likely a given although no official figures were disclosed. As before, Honda has stated that additional performance upgrades will be available for the Civic Si, including a new active damper system, active steering system, limited-slip differential and high-performance tyres.

“With the new Honda Civic Si, we’re injecting even more sporty goodness into our 10th-generation Civic line-up. This will be, hands down, the fastest, best-handling Si we’ve ever offered to our customers,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of Honda.

On the LA concept, a full Honda Factory Performance (HFP) bodykit, rear spoiler, hexagonal-shaped exhaust tip and 19-inch forged aluminium alloy wheels (wrapped with with 235/35 performance tyres) was shown to all. Expect these items to be carried over to the finished production version, albeit with a few minor tweaks.

Similarly, the interior gets “Dry Metal Carbon” instrument panel trim, sport seats at the front (with red stitching and Si logos), aluminium pedals and a red theme for the TFT LCD instrument display and audio system illumination.

GALLERY: Honda Civic Si Prototype