The 2017 Honda Civic Si is rumored to arrive late next year or early spring 2017.
The news comes from HondaPro Jason via the CivicX forum, who claims the new 21017 Honda Civic Si will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The powerplant is believed to be a detuned version of the Type R engine with around 220 to 230 horsepower and will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The model will likely share many of its parts with the new Civic Type R that is scheduled to be released in spring or summer 2017.
We already know that the Honda Civic coupe will arrive dealerships as a 2016 model year but the hatchback will join it soon after. According to the rumors, all markets will be receiving the coupe, hatchback and sedan models, with the Type R available in most, but not all markets.
Although the information comes unconfirmed, it does make sense. The new Civic Type R will have at least 300 hp and giving the Si a detuned version of the powerplant saves on R&D costs for the Japanese automaker. It also ensures that the 2017 Honda Civic Si stays affordable and leaves the Type R room to breathe as the range-topping model.