2017 Honda Civic Si News, Release Date, LA Auto Show Update: To Be The Fastest Si Ever

Nov 17, 2016 09:39 AM EST | Mariechris Felipe

The 2017 Honda Civic Si News is presented at the LA Auto Show as the fastest and most advanced Si ever. This is the first time the Honda will offer two performance versions of the Civic in the US as the Civic Si will be joined by the highly anticipated Civic Type-R. For now,

The Civic Si is presented as a prototype although it seems that it is in its final production configuration already. This is one of the usual maneuvers of Honda, presenting one of its new products initially in concept format, although mostly have their final specifications.

The previous Civic Si was the most powerful version of the range in the US market where one can find it available in both two - door coupe body as a sedan with four- door. It had a four - cylinder 2.4 - liter naturally aspirated 207 hp and 235 Nm of torque.

At the moment, Honda has not disclosed the new specifications of the 2017 Honda Civic Si, but Cnet reports that it will feature the new 1.5-liter supercharged block that will be associated with a manual six-speed gearbox and will be the fastest and most advanced Si ever.

This new version will bridge between conventional Civic range and the future Civic Type-R production, which will for the first time in many years be available in the US. Its power, therefore, may be between 250 and 300 horses as the conventional Civic has 200hp and the Type-R will be beyond 300hp, with limited slip differential and suspension and steering configuration specially developed to maximize the performance of small sports.

2017 Honda Civic Si Look

At the moment, what fans can draw from this concept is the premiere of the new coupe body endowed with a more aggressive makeup, which will be the distinguishing mark of this release. On the front are oversized air inlets, where new circular fog lamps are embedded, discrete black colored front splitter and a central grill black color, according to Digital Trends.

The roofline falls gently to form the rear , where we found a small but visible rear spoiler and a central exhaust outlet rectangular type. The interior of this prototype will be very close to the final model, with many elements of sporty configuration. As the seats themselves have the bottom aluminum bracket and various accents in red.

No news yet for the price of the Civic Si, but speculation placed bets around $50,000 with the release date expected to be mid-2017. Check out the 2017 Honda Civic Si at the Los Angeles Auto Show in the video below:

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