In April, Honda unveiled the 11th-generation Civic. Though our initial batch of teasers offers us a decent idea, we were unsure how the Civic's new design will adapt for the sportier Si level. Honda is preparing the Civic Si for the 25 Hours of Thunderhill this year. A camouflaged test car with a huge rear wing is also on display.
The test vehicle is wrapped in a tight camouflage cover, yet it doesn't stick out too much from a regular sedan.
The front fascia appears to be unaltered, however, there is a large chin spoiler protruding from the bumper.
The huge wing at the back is complemented by dual exhaust tips hidden behind the familiar-looking bumper. The rear fascia appears to be a little more aggressive, but we doubt the huge wing will make it into production, but we anticipate it will wear a wing that honors its audacity.
The engine lineup has remained unaltered. Fuel economy and power, on the other hand, have improved. The next-generation Si is likely to maintain the same turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine as the present model, with somewhat more power. The current-generation Si produces 205 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
The Civic Si is expected to hit dealer lots later this month, though Honda has yet to make an official announcement. The Civic Type R, a high-performance model, is set to debut next year.