Honda’s 2017 Civic Si Is A Prototype Only In The Name

Less than a month after the Honda Civic Type R Prototype celebrated its North American debut at SEMA, the Japanese automaker revealed the Civic Si Prototype at the LA Auto Show. Despite having ‘Prototype’ in its name, it is essentially production ready.

As with previous iterations of the Civic Si, the new car supports a selection of visual and performance-focused modifications over the standard model and when it hits the market next year, will be available in Coupe and Sedan guises, but not as a hatch. If it makes you feel better – and it should, the hatch will get the Type R treatment in the US and Canada.

Power for the Civic Si Prototype comes thanks to the brand’s turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder VTEC engine although horsepower and torque figures have yet to be released. With that being said, it is anticipated to have between 220 and 230 hp powering the front wheels courtesy of a six-speed manual transmission.

From a styling perspective, the Prototype includes a new Rallye Red Pearl paint finish, a central-exiting exhaust, fixed rear spoiler, distinctive wheels and a selection of new black trim on the front fascia.

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