Honda has officiated the 2017 Civic Si at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, designed to sit above the regular Civic Turbo but below the hot Civic Type R.
Power comes from a 1.5-litre turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder with dual variable cam timing (dual VTC) mated to a short-throw six-speed manual transmission. Peak power is identical to its predecessor, coming in at 205 hp. The maximum torque of 260 Nm is produced from 2,300 rpm and is sustained from 2,100 to 5,000 rpm. In comparison, the regular Honda Civic Turbo does 170 hp and 220 Nm.
Weight has been significantly reduced, though the body is far more rigid than the outgoing model. Compared to the regular Civic, the Civic Si receives a dual-pinion adaptive electric power steering system with variable ratios, sport-tuned suspension, an adaptive damper set up, a helical limited-slip differential (LSD), larger 12.3-inch front brake rotors and wider 235/40 R18 tires. Two driving modes are available: Normal and Sport, with the latter adjusts damper, steering and throttle response for a more direct driving experience.
Visually, the 2017 Honda Civic Si gets 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels with dual-tone finish, chrome center-mounted polygonal exhaust finisher, deck lid spoiler with LED third brake light for the Si Sedan. The Si Coupe gets a full-width light bar and a tall rear spoiler. As for the interior, both the Si Coupe and Si Sedan will receive exclusive bucket seats with red stitching and Si logos. The red stitching continues to the doors, steering wheel and leather shift boot. For that added sporty appeal, the driver's TFT display and audio system illumination is also red. Last but not least is the aluminum sport pedals and Dry Metal Carbon instrument panel trim.
Units bound for North America will be produced ay Honda's plant in Ontario, Canada, with the turbocharged engine produced in Anna, Ohio.