The new Honda Civic Si will debut at the 2016 L.A. Auto Show.
The news comes from the L.A. Auto Show, which sent out an announcement previewing the more than 50 debuts coming in November. Unfortunately, all that the L.A. Auto Show could reveal is that a turbocharged Civic Si from Honda will premiere, so it’s still unclear whether it will be in hatchback, coupe or sedan form. It is widely believed that the new Honda Civic Si will be a hatchback, just like the Type R, but the company has offered the Si nameplate on coupe and sedan models in the past.
Expect a turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood, possibly a more powerful version of the existing 1.5-liter mill used in the standard Civic that has 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. That engine is also used in the 2017 Honda CR-V, providing 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque, so there’s definitely potential for more performance. It is most likely that the new Civic Si will have around 220 hp, separating itself from the current lineup as well as the upcoming Type R.
AutoGuide.com will, of course, be covering the 2016 L.A. Auto Show live, so check back for details once the new Honda Civic Si debuts.