The 2017 Civic Si is a sporty sedan that’s returning for the latest model year. This model, known for its impressive performance and design, is being released alongside the Civic Type R. Both the Type R and the Civic Si are highly anticipated this year, building on the tenth-generation of Civic design to improve various facets of driving.
According to Forbes, the latest Civic will have a 25 percent increase in torsional rigidity and a 100-pound weight reduction, two aspects that will carry over to the new Si version. The Si will receive a few added features including a revamped front bumper, 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, center exhaust outlet, and a lower ride height.
“A car like the Civic Si certainly benefits from increased power, but the Si’s real focus is the total driving experience. Enhancements to the Si’s suspension and wheel/tire package keep the 2017 Si true to previous models’ reputation,” remarks Forbes auto-writer Karl Brauer.
In addition to the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine you’ll find under the hood, there are some exciting new aspects to the Civic Si include the brand’s first use of adaptive dampers. There’s a standard limited-slip differential, selectable “Normal” and “Sport” modes, and special Si badging for the interior. There’s nothing quite like the new Civic Si. Come in and see the 2017 Honda Civic Si at Bill Walsh Honda today!
2017 Honda Civic Type R Hatchback
The Geneva auto show brought with it a variety of new models that auto enthusiasts looked to in anticipation of cool new trends coming soon in the next few years. From the final versions of models that are preparing to head into production to exciting new concepts, there was something for everyone. One of the most anticipated vehicles to make its appearance at the Geneva Motor Show, however, was the upcoming Civic Type R hatchback.
Honda isn’t necessarily known for being a performance-focused brand, though it’s known for its reliability, great safety ratings, and affordable prices – especially when it comes to the popular nameplate the Honda Civic. The sedan variant has been a staple among modern American families for years. However, Honda decided to bring a bit of European-style performance with the new Honda Civic Type R, a sporty hatchback that cranks out 306 horsepower.
There are a number of other features that make the Civic Type R hatchback a more athletic option for drivers who want some sports appeal in their everyday ride – an upgraded suspension, adaptive electrical power steering system, and Brembo brakes. Pricing could put it in the $30,000-range, so keep an eye out for it at Bill Walsh Honda.
Rumor has it that Honda plans to celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2018 with the rebirth of the Honda S2000 roadster. The first S2000 roadster was launched in 1998 for Honda’s 50th anniversary, so it’s a popular idea among enthusiasts.
Honda may also produce a commemorative car and a motorcycle for the anniversary as well. A source at Car and Driver says the car will be similar in size to the Mazda MX-5 Miata, but “the Honda will have a lot more power.”
Those in the know may note that Honda doesn’t have a current platform for a roadster, but it also didn’t have one for its NSX sports car or the mini roadster S660 before their debut, so a new roadster can’t be ruled out.
The Acura Precision Concept, a hybrid with rear-wheel drive, was also introduced at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, which could lead into the anniversary model. The 2018 S2000 will reportedly have a Civic Type R 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with horsepower at 306.
In May of this year, Honda had already started using manufacturing facilities in Columbus, Ohio, for research and development. The NSX sports car is also produced in Honda’s Ohio facilities.