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 Date: November 15, 2016 18:50
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Honda Press Release
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Unveiling of Sporty Honda Civic Si Prototype Completes 10th Generation Civic Line-up



Nov 15, 2016
  • 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

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Honda Civic Si Prototype made its global debut today, giving Honda enthusiasts a good look at the design and performance direction for the 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan, both launching next year. The Civic Si 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, plus 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 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 Coupe and Si Sedan will be powered by a high-performance, high-torque 1.5-liter, directed-injected 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 our 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 stitched 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 additions to the 10th-generation Honda Civic lineup, joining the Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe and just-launched Civic Hatchback. The rollout of the 10th-gen Civic lineup will be completed with the launch of the new track-ready Civic Type-R next year.

The 2016 Civic Sedan was named North American Car of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in January. Civic is the best-selling car with individual American car buyers in 2016 and is on track to post the highest U.S. sales in its 44-year history, with sales up 11.7 percent to 310,142 units through the end of October. The previous U.S. sales record for Civic of 339,289 units was set in 2008.



For More Information
Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com/future-cars/civic-si. To join the CR-V community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/hondacivic. To stay informed on Civic Si updates, consumers can sign up for Get on the List notifications at automobiles.honda.com/future-cars/civic-si#signup. Additional media information including high-resolution photography of the Honda Civic Si Prototype is available at hondanews.com/channels/civic.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic and Accord passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 34 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2015, more than 99 percent of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Last edited by JeffX on November 15, 2016 18:55

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Civicb18 55
  That's right, no VTEC, only VTC
CarPhreakD 19
  With the CTR on the way, why a SI?
longhorn 37
  We''ll take pictures.
TonyEX 4
  First Acura, now Honda
Hondatalover 20
  what is this?
purehonda_hj 0
  Modern Prelude?
99SI 5
  Where's the DOHC Vtec decal?
Impossible Dream 1
  No LED lights?
Impossible Dream 5
  One thing to remember...
S600=Dream 1
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The Legend 0
  they needed to leave room for the ILX
s2ktaxi 3
  235-35 = bent rims?
superchg2 6
  woulda been perfect with
PoweredbyHondaX 2
  Interior
chhan02 7
  Would rather have--
dutchboy 1
  Si Sedan Reveal
typesean 1
  Just a Sport Touring? 1.5
Torino R72P 7
  Active Suspension
Dren 1
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