LA LIVE: 2017 Honda Civic Si

LA LIVE: 2017 Honda Civic Si

Honda has introduced 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan prototypes at the Los Angeles Auto Show, filling the last remaining vacancies in the 10th-generation Civic lineup.

The Si siblings bridge the gap between mainstream Civics and the flagship Type R edition, featuring a unique performance aero kit with front and rear splitters and a modest rear spoiler. The package is further distinguished by a polygonal exhaust outlet and 19-inch 10-spoke wheels.

Both the coupe and sedan will be powered by a high-torque 1.5-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with dual variable cam timing. Unfortunately Honda is still mum on output specs, however rumors point to 220 horsepower — up 16 ponies from the previous-generation Si.

Notably, the more powerful engine will be mated exclusively to a six-speed manual gearbox with a short shifter capped by an aluminum knob. The interior also boasts Si-exclusive sport seats, red contrast stitching, aluminum pedals, red illumination and Dry Metal Carbon instrument panel trim.

The company promises the 2017 models will be the best-handling Si cars yet, thanks to an active damper system, active steering, a limited-slip differential and optional sticky high-performance tires.

Full specs and pricing details will presumably be announced closer to market arrival, expected sometime next year.

Live photos by Brian Williams.

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