Organizers of the Los Angeles Auto Show have spilled the beans on the latest member of the Honda Civic lineup – the much awaited Honda Civic Si – that will be the last member of the Civic family.
Honda hasn’t revealed anything about the Civic Si and while it recently revealed details about the Civic Type R concept that will be unveiled at the Las Vegas auto show, it remained mum on Civic Si leaving almost everything to speculation.
Chances are that the new Civic Si will be based on the recently announced hatchback variant of the Civic, but having said that we can’t be sure that Honda will only stick to hatchback as previous releases of the Si have been offered in both the sedan and coupe forms.
Honda will however stick to the power that Si variants are famous for and the 2017 Civic Si will most probably be a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivering somewhere around 220 HP. We believe that Honda can easily achieve that with its 1.5-liter engine as the standard rating is at 174 HP while the fine-tuned variant of the same engine produced 190 hp and 179 lb-ft in the 2017 CR-V and so 220 hp for the Civic Si can’t be ruled out.
Euro-Inspired 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback
If we are to believe that that new Civic Si will be based on the hatchback variant of the Civic, then a few details about the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback are in order. The striking 2017 Civic Hatchback joins the 2016 Civic Sedan and Coupe as the third body style in the 10th-generation Civic lineup. Combining Euro-inspired styling and 5-door hatchback versatility with world-class driving dynamics and Honda direct-injected turbo engine technology, the Civic Hatchback is designed for buyers seeking an even more expressive, sporty and versatile Civic.
Built on the same world-class platform as the Civic Sedan and Coupe, the 2017 Civic Hatchback offers an appealing combination of sporty styling, efficiency, interior utility and premium features. The Civic Hatchback is available in five trims: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L Navi and a new line-topping Sport Touring version.
All models are equipped with a 1.5-liter DOHC direct-injected and turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder engine with peak outputs of 174 horsepower2 in LX, EX and EX-L Navi trims, and 180 horsepower in the Sport and Sport Touring trims which feature a dual-outlet center-mounted exhaust and are designed to benefit from premium unleaded fuel.
The 2017 Civic Hatchback will begin to arrive at dealers Monday with a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $19,7001 for the LX with 6-speed manual transmission.