Just two months ago, Honda presented us with the first images of the new generation of its compact par excellence. A new generation loaded with important innovations such as renewed aesthetics, more technology, and a new hybrid engine.
With all this and until the arrival of the long-awaited Civic Type R that we showed you the other day, Honda has just launched a new version loaded with sportiness, dynamism and with more than 200 hp of power under its hood. A variant that will act as the prelude to the Type R with a less radical approach and that will receive the name of Honda Civic Si.
As for its aesthetic section, if we look closely, we will quickly realize several specific elements that give a plus of sportiness to the conventional version of the Civic. On its front, its new bumper with a small front spoiler and the designation “Si” on its grille, give it a special touch.
Honda Civic Si 2022 A very sporty saloon
On the side, its three-volume bodywork, fairly sharp styling lines, C-pillar shape, and finally, its new 18-inch wheels make the side view of this new variant attractive.
Undoubtedly, much of the responsibility for giving a more sporty and differentiating touch to this new variant lies with its glossy black rear wing. A spoiler that, in conjunction with the two oval tailpipes on each side of the bodywork and its taillights, complete the exterior aesthetics of the new Civic Si.
Sporty and technological
Inside, the new Civic Si features a leather-wrapped sports steering wheel with red stitching, a dashboard with a high-gloss black and red inlay, and red cloth-trimmed seat and door panels. In short, elements emphasize the sportiness of this hatchback.
In addition to the aforementioned elements, its digital instrumentation panel and its nine-inch touch infotainment system with compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, star in the technological environment that we find in the cabin.
Under the hood, the new Civic Si will feature a 1.5-liter VTEC turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that develops a generous 203 hp of power and 260 Nm of torque paired with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive system.
In addition to this new engine, the set-up has been improved, equipping suspensions with stiffer springs and thicker stabilizers. Also, special emphasis has been placed on improving the driver’s sensations, optimizing his steering to be more communicative, reducing the travel of the gear lever by 10%, and equipping a rev adjustment system, creating an ideal setting to create a versatile sports compact, without reaching the radicalism of the Type R.
North America only
At the moment, the new Honda Civic Si, sadly, will only be available for North America, so unless further notice, it will not reach the European continent.