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.