2010 Honda Civic Si revealed

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

Targeting young customers and those preferring a car that blends sporty looks with practicality, Honda will commence sales of the new five-door Honda Civic Si in September, giving interested buyers a high-spec option. The Japanese carmaker will make the new Si grade available across its 5-door Civic range – in all available engines and transmissions -- which means that even young customers who are usually tight on budget could still afford avail this grade.

Si variants will feature color-coded bumpers, a Type R-style mesh front grille and front fog lights. It will also feature dark chrome door handles and fuel cap, just like those seen on the Championship White Type R. On the other hand, the 1.4-liter Si model will be provided with 16-inch Graphite colored alloy wheels and the 1.8 petrol and 2.2 diesel Si Civic models will be adorned with 17-inch Graphite colored alloy rims.

Honda is making available three metallic exterior paint colors for the Si grade: Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Deep Sapphire Blue Pearl. Si models are painted in Milano Red as standard. Moving inside, all Si models will carry a sports theme and will feature half-leather upholstery.

They will also be provided with a USB port for iPod connectivity. In terms of efficiency, the 1.4-liter Civic Si with manual transmission returns 47.9mpg in fuel economy and emits 135g/km of carbon dioxide. When mated with the i-SHIFT transmission, the 1.4-liter Si returns 49.6mpg and emits 132g/km of carbon dioxide.

On the other hand, the 1.8-liter Civic Si with manual gearbox returns 42.2mpg of fuel economy and emits 155g/km of carbon dioxide. Its automatic version returns 38.7mpg in fuel economy and emits 169g/km of carbon dioxide. Meanwhile, the 2.2-liter Civic Si with manual transmission achieves 53.3mpg in fuel economy and emits 139g/km of carbon dioxide.

All Si models feature a price that represents an £850 RRP premium over the SE grade. For instance, the Civic Si 1.4 i-VTEC Manual and the Civic Si 1.4 i-VTEC i-SHIFT are available for £15,800 OTR and £16,600 OTR, respectively.

The Civic Si 1.8 i-VTEC Manual and the Civic Si 1.8 i-VTEC Automatic can be purchased at £16,835 OTR and £18,160 OTR, respectively. Honda will sell the Civic Si 2.2 i-CTDi Manual at £18,305 OTR. The Japanese carmaker will commence sales of the Civic Si 1.4-liter i-VTEC later this year, to be followed by the Civic Si 1.8-liter i-VTEC and Civic Si 2.2-liter i-CTDi.

Press Release

SPORTY Si INTRODUCED ON CIVIC 5-DOOR

A high-spec new variant of the Honda Civic 5-door goes on sale from September, giving the popular British-built hatchback even sportier looks.

The new Si grade will be available across the entire 5-door Civic range, in all engine variants and transmissions. The 1.4-litre Si model will wear Graphite coloured 16-inch alloy wheels while higher-powered 1.8 petrol and 2.2 diesel Si Civics will sit on 17-inch Graphite coloured alloy rims.

All Si variants will have colour-coded bumpers, front fog lights, a Type R-style mesh front grille and dark chrome door handles and fuel cap – like that on the Championship White Type R. Inside Si models will get half leather upholstery to continue the sports theme, plus a USB port for iPod connectivity.

The Si has been designed to appeal to the Civic's increasingly youthful customer and those who want sporty looks with the practicality of a 5-door. And because the Si grade is available across the Civic 5-door range, those on a smaller budget can also enjoy the Si's distinct looks.

The Civic Si 1.4-litre i-VTEC will go on sale later this year (date to be confirmed), followed by the Civic Si 1.8-litre i-VTEC and Civic Si 2.2-litre i-CTDi.

Three metallic exterior paint colours are available on the new grade: Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Deep Sapphire Blue Pearl, plus Milano Red as standard.

Pricing
Si grades are priced at £850 RRP over the SE grade
• Civic Si 1.4 i-VTEC Manual - £15,800 OTR
• Civic Si 1.4 i-VTEC i-SHIFT - £16,600 OTR
• Civic Si 1.8 i-VTEC Manual - £16,835 OTR
• Civic Si 1.8 i-VTEC Automatic - £18,160 OTR
• Civic Si 2.2 i-CTDi Manual - £18,305 OTR

The Civic Si 1.4-litre manual delivers good fuel economy of 47.9mpg and CO2 emissions of 135g/km. When paired with the i-SHIFT transmission it delivers improved fuel economy of 49.6mpg and reduced CO2 emissions of 132g/km.

Meanwhile, the Civic Si 1.8-litre manual has CO2 emissions of 155g/km and fuel economy of 42.2mpg. All 1.8-litre engine Civic 5 door models are available with a classic automatic 'box that was introduced early this year, and in Si guise will deliver 169g/km and 38.7mpg respectively. The Civic Si 2.2-litre (manual) achieves CO2 emissions of 139g/km and fuel economy of 53.3mpg.

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