While much of the world eagerly awaits the debut of the production-spec 2018 Honda Civic Type R, Motor Trend has learnt that the sporty Civic Si will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 16.
Details about the latest Civic Si remain scarce at this stage. However, it is reported that the model with either use a tuned variant of Honda‘s 1.5-liter turbocharged engine or instead, a detuned version of the Type R’s 2.0-liter turbo’d four.
Whatever the case may be, the model will slot perfectly between the current 173 hp, 1.5-liter Civic and the Type R, pumping out between 220 and 230 hp. As one would expect, power will be channelled to the front wheels and a six-speed manual ‘box will be available alongside an automatic.
In terms of styling, the new Civic Si will be adorned with a few unique touches to distinguish it from other variants in the range. Key changes will include a modified front fascia and grille and a unique exhaust pipe design.
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