Honda has released a new video of its 2017 Honda Civic Si coupe and 2017 Honda Civic Sedan showing off the stylish, personal two-door coupe and sleek, accommodating four-door sedan. The new Civic Si Sedan and Coupe will go on-sale next month with an MSRP in the mid-$20,000 range.
The new 2017 Civic Si variant is powered by the high performance 1.5-liter, directed-injected and turbocharged DOHC in-line 4-cylinder engine with dual variable cam timing (dual VTC) producing maximum horsepower of 205hp at 1300 rpm and a maximum torque of 192lb-ft2 at 2300 rpm which is more than its predecessor. The engine comes mated with a 6-speed manual transmission which gives the driver and thrilling experience.
The 2017 Civic Si gets a rigid body with a highly updated chassis and driving features which makes the 2017 Civic Si lighter in weight. These upgrades include a dual-pinion adaptive electric power steering system with variable ratios, sport-tuned suspension, an adaptive damper system, a helical limited-slip differential, larger 12.3-inch front brake rotors and wider 235/40 R18 tires with a performance tire option. The car also gets suspension upgrades which include stiffer spring rates, more rigid stabilizer bars (+30 percent front, +60 percent rear), solid front and rear compliance bushings, and ultra-rigid front upper control arms shared with the Civic Type R.
The 2017 Civic Si now gives the driver two driving mode options: Normal and Sport. Driver can choose the driving mode according to its taste and driving environment. The Normal mode is the default mode with more comfort and well controlled, while the Sport mode is more taut and gives direct driving experience by adjusting suspension damping, steering and throttling response.
The exterior design of the new Civic Si is more stylish and attractive than the standard Civic sedan and coupe. The new Civic Si gets an aggressive black Wing front fascia with larger side air intake features, 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels with a model-exclusive two-tone finish, and a chrome center-mounted polygonal exhaust finisher. At the rear, the Si Sedan gets a larger side vent features and a deck lid spoiler combines with a LED brake light. The Si Coupe continues the Civic Coupe’s distinctive full-width light bar and adds a prominent raised spoiler.
Looking inside the cabin the 2017 Civic Si features bolstered front sport seat with red stitching with stitched Si logos. The car also has a red driver’s TFT meter and audio system illumination, aluminum sport pedals and Dry Metal Carbon instrument panel trim. Apart from this the new Civic Si is lashed with some important features like 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen, HVAC , Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ including app-based navigation, streaming audio, voice-controlled search capabilities, and access to a host of Apple- or Google-approved smartphone apps. All Si models feature a 450-watt, 10-speaker AM/FM/CD sound system with SiriusXM® Radio, HD Radio™ and Pandora® capability.
The new Civic Si has some features of EX-T Civic Sedan and EX-T Civic Coupe which includes electronic parking brake, walk away door locking, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and rain-sensing wipers.
Talking about the safety the new Civic Si gets Standard four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)4 with traction control and Agile Handling Assist further enhance dynamic stability and emergency maneuvering and braking performance. The Civic Si targets the highest NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score.
The 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Sedan for the U.S. market will be produced at Honda’s plant in Ontario, Canada, using domestic and globally sourced parts.