The 2017 Honda Civic Si Prototype has finally been shown off to the world in its fully glory at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show – a stage which Honda made full use of by revealing quite a few of its other models as well.
There have been quite a few leaks and rumours over the past couple of months as we approached the 2016 LA Auto Show and it turns out that the 2017 Honda Civic Si Prototype is just about the same as we had seen in quite a few images and photos that made way to the internet unofficially.
Featuring the full Factory Performance (HFP) aero kit, a center-mounted polygonal exhaust finisher, 19-inch 235/35Y high-performance tires mounted on HFP 19 x 8J 10-spoke forged aluminum alloy wheels, front and rear splitters and rear spoiler the 2017 Honda Civic Si Prototype was a feast to the eyes at the auto show. It turns out that Honda raised the bar even higher with its latest unveil at the auto show and shown us what the Japanese auto maker had and has in mind when it comes to its future line up of cars.
According to Honda and as is evident from the model shown off at the auto show, the 2017 Honda Civic Si prototype provides us a glimpse of the design and performance direction that the car maker is taking for its 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan cars that are launching in 2017. The 2017 Civic Si Prototype was on display at the 2016 LA Auto Show alongside Civic Sedan, Coupe and Hatchback siblings.
The 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan will be powered by a high-performance, high-torque 1.5-liter, directed-injected and turbocharged DOHC in-line 4-cylinder engine with dual variable cam timing (dual VTC) mated to a short-shifting 6-speed manual transmission. Additional performance upgrades for the Si variants will include a new active damper system, active steering system, limited-slip differential and available high-performance tires.
The Civic Si Prototype interior closely previews the production model and features Si-exclusive front sport seats with red stitching, including stitched Si logos. The red sport stitching carries through to the doors, steering wheel and leather shift boot with aluminum shift knob. The Si Prototype interior also features a red driver’s TFT meter and audio system illumination, aluminum sport pedals and Dry Metal Carbon instrument panel trim.
The Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan will launch next year as the latest additions to the 10th-generation Honda Civic lineup, joining the Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe and just-launched Civic Hatchback. The rollout of the 10th-gen Civic lineup will be completed with the launch of the new track-ready Civic Type-R next year.