Honda announced back in October that the Si version of its 2014 Civic lineup will be unveiled at the 2013 SEMA Show . Sure, it unveiled the model, but Honda will make us wait a little while longer before letting us in on all of the details.
For SEMA, Honda delivered a bit of a tease about the new Civic Si Coupe, but the Japanese automaker did re reveal some small details on the exterior updates and the basic engine specs.
According to the first details offered by Honda, the new Civic Si Coupe will feature a unique front bumper garnish, a larger deck-lid spoiler, a distinctive front spoiler and sporty rear diffuser. The Si will sit atop larger wheels than the base Civic — 18-inch wheels, to be exact.
Under its hood, the 2014 Civic Si Coupe will retain last year’s 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine, but Honda will install a re-tuned exhaust system that will play a big part in it gaining four horsepower and four pound-feet of torque, giving the coupe 205 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque.
Updated 11/07/2013: Honda dropped the first details on the 2014 Civic Si at the 2013 SEMA Show, with the full specs set to be unveiled later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Click past the jump to read more about the standard Honda Civic Si Coupe.
The Scion FR-S rolls in with a 2.0-liter boxer engine with 200 ponies and 151 pound-feet of torque in tow. Sure, the Si is not nearly as sporty as the FR-S, but the prospective buyers are the same.
The FR-S falls short in overall power, and will likely lose the 0-to-60 mph race, but the rear-wheel-drive FR-S is certainly more fun to drive than the front-driven Civic Si.
The new Honda Civic Coupe was unveiled at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show and it offered numerous updates to the exterior and the interior, while the engine lineup remained unchanged.
The Civic Coupe is powered by a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 140 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque at 4,300 rpm. The power is transmitted to the front-wheels via a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.
Prices for the Civic Coupe start at around $18k.
Gallery Honda Civic Coupe
Following a major refresh of Civic Sedan styling for 2013, Honda turns its attention to the Civic Coupe and Coupe Si, implementing a host of exterior design changes that include a more aggressive grille, hood, front fenders and headlight design. Additional Coupe exterior changes include new taillight lenses, sportier front and rear bumpers, new side mirrors and new wheel designs.
The Civic Si Coupe benefits from the same styling enhancements as the standard Civic Coupe but adds Si-exclusive design cues, including a unique lower front bumper garnish, larger rear decklid spoiler, a distinctive front spoiler and sporty rear air diffuser. The Civic Si Sedan picks up on these same cues, and both the Si Coupe and Si Sedan get larger, 18-inch (+1 inch) wheels and tires with new wheel designs.
The performance-tuned Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan also get a retuned exhaust system that helps boost peak output to 205 horsepower2 (+4 horsepower) and 174 lb-ft of torque3 (+4 ft-lb).
More details about the full 2014 Civic lineup will be made available at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show.