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LA 2016: Honda reveals sporty Civic Si Prototype

LA 2016: Honda reveals sporty Civic Si Prototype image

Nica Onate / Honda | November 16, 2016 12:02

2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe, Si Sedan to be launched in 2017

The Honda Civic Si Prototype recently made its global debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, which shows the design and performance direction for the 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan to be launched next year.

The Civic Si Prototype finished in Rallye Red Pearl is equipped with a full Factory Performance (HFP) aero kit, including front and rear splitters and rear spoiler. It is also fitted with a center-mounted polygonal exhaust finisher.

Rear quarter of the all-new Honda Civic Si prototype

The Si Prototype rides on 19-inch 235/35Y high-performance tires mounted on HFP 19 x 8J ten-spoke forged aluminum alloy wheels.

The 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan is powered by the familiar 1.5-liter, directed-injected and turbocharged DOHC inline-four engine. However, there is no word yet of the Si's output ratings. It is then mated to a short-shifting 6-speed manual transmission.

Additional performance upgrades for the Si variants include a new active damper system, active steering system, limited-slip differential and available high-performance tires.

Inside the Honda Civic Si prototype

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

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 badging on the tenth-gen Civic

Other amenities include: 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 are expected to make their launch next year as the latest additions to the 10th-generation Honda Civic lineup, joining the Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe and Civic Hatchback.

In addition, the rollout of the 10th-gen Civic lineup will be completed with the launch of the new track-ready Civic Type-R next year.