2017 Honda Civic Si previewed at LA Auto Show

17/11/2016 - 14:17 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

All-new Honda Civic Si to go on sale in the U.S. market in 2017.

Honda has unveiled the Honda Civic Si Prototype at the 2016 LA Auto Show. The car is basically a near-production 2017 Honda Civic Si that will go on sale in the U.S. market next year. Live images from the motor show, courtesy Carscoops, brings us close to the car.

Honda Civic Si Prototype front three quarters at 2016 LA Auto Show
The introduction of the Si variant completes the tenth generation Honda Civic line-up.

The Honda Civic Si Prototype is being shown only in coupe body style, but the road-ready 2017 Honda Civic Si will be available a sedan as well. Sporting Rallye Red Pearl body paint, the Honda Civic Si prototype features a full Factory Performance (HFP) aero kit that includes front and rear splitters and rear spoiler, 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 Honda Civic Si Sedan and 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe will be powered by a high-performance version of the 1.5-liter VTEC TURBO turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine. This engine produces 174 hp at 6,000 rpm and 162 lb.-ft. of torque in the 2017 Honda Civic and the 2017 Honda Civic Coupe. It will be paired to a short-shifting 6-speed manual transmission as standard.

Besides an engine upgrade, the Si variant also features other performance upgrades like a new active damper system, active steering system, limited-slip differential and available high-performance tires.

Honda Civic Si Prototype rear three quarters at 2016 LA Auto Show
The 2017 Honda Civic Si will sport a more powerful version of the 2017 Honda Civic's 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO engine.

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Inside, the Honda Civic Si Prototype features aluminum sport pedals; exclusive sport seats with red stitching, including Si logos, red stitching on the doors, steering wheel and leather shift boot with aluminum shift knob, Dry Metal Carbon instrument panel trim, and red illumination in the instrument panel's TFT meter and the audio system.

[Image Source: Carscoops]

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