Honda of Japan has churned out reliable and quality vehicles for many decades now, and their new 2017 Honda Civic range is certainly not to be sneezed at. In fact, their efforts ought to be commended all the more, where we bring you word on both the 2017 Honda Civic Si as well as the 2017 Honda Civic Type R. The latter has certainly gained legendary status for street racers, as this highly modifiable platform that doubles up as a comfortable family sedan is the top choice for many.
2017 Honda Civic Si Latest News, Updates & Specs
The 2017 Honda Civic Si is touted to debut at the 2016 L.A. Auto Show, which would be one of the many models from different vehicle manufacturers that are set to unveil what they have in store for car aficionados close to the holiday season. The turbocharged Civic Si from Honda will definitely be one of them, but the big question remains: just what kind of Civic Si will show up? Could it arrive in hatchback, coupe or sedan form? Many are willing to place their money on the new Honda Civic Si arriving as a hatchback, in the same vein as that of the Type R. Nothing has been set in concrete though, since the Si nameplate did make an appearance on coupe and sedan models prior to this.
The 2017 Honda Civic Si ought to have a turbocharged four-cylinder engine running proceedings from under the hood, and it would not be surprising if up to 220hp of performance can be coaxed out of the engine.
2016 Honda Civic Type R being prepared
According to the folks over at TopGear, the Honda Civic Type R 2016 model is all set to arrive with a 6-speed manual transmission that will be accompanied by a mechanically limited slip differential. As for the number of ponies which can be unleashed when you press the metal to the pedal, the upcoming Honda Civic Type R Sedan managed to hit a jaw dropping 306bhp on the dyno run.
It is widely expected for the Honda Civic Type R 2016 hatchback model to come with a 2.0 liter Turbo VTEC engine. The Honda Civic Type R 2016 is said to arrive with a generously sized infotainment screen that is not too different from the Honda Civic Type R which is being sold across the pond. Not only that, the dashboard will also boast of a carbon-fiber-like trim that ups the ante when it comes to quality. Mated to a six-speed front-wheel drive manual transmission, the aesthetics will be improved with new air scoops, functional aero kits, larger sized wheels, and spoilers located at the rear end.
If you feel that you would like to take the American route, then you might want to settle for the Ford Focus RS as on paper, it will have more horsepower underneath the hood with an output of 345bhp.
No idea on how much the new 2016 Honda Civic Type R will cost in North America, although deliveries in Europe is set to happen some time in the second half of next year. In terms of pricing, it ought to be similar to what it will cost in Europe