Next year’s Si will be a US-focused model that’ll sit directly below the Type R, offering comparably warm performance and a slightly lower purchase price.
Available in coupé and saloon bodystyles and using a turbocharged 1.5-litre engine with dual variable cam timing, the next Civic Si is claimed to be the fastest and most powerful new-generation model yet. Honda hasn’t revealed a power output for the prototype, but given that the 2.0-litre-engined Type R is expected to produce more than 300bhp, something in the region of 230bhp is expected for the production Si.
The prototype’s engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission that sends drive to the front wheels via a limited-slip differential. The Si also gets a new active damper system and active steering.