The 2018 Honda Civic Si stands out as one of the most awaited sedans in the world. The Honda began manufacturing Civic sedans back in 1984. This Si series premiered in the USA only on 2007. The people have loved it since, and its long legacy has entered a 10th generation which is not a mean feat. This sedan is particularly popular in Canada, topping the charts for sedan sales. The Honda introduced this Sports Injected or Si trim of Honda Civic from the 3rd generation in Japan and North America. Over the years, the Civic saw numerous changes in visual design and interior mechanics. This popular sedan has broken into the compact section from its earlier models of subcompact designs.
It adopts the Honda global compact platform to build a Si Sedan. The Honda CR-X, Concerto, prelude and CR-V models rebadge similar architecture and elements.
2018 Honda Civic Si Sedan – Sportily Redesigned
The 2018 Honda Civic Si Sedan will feature a sportier look than the more common Civic hatchback. The Honda keeps its design formula minimal while doing the front fascia. Furthermore, the features include a meshed center grille and follow the current crop of Honda vehicles. A big Honda emblem dominates it up front. The lower and side air intakes on the bumper follow the same meshed structure as the center grille.
This 2018 Honda Civic Si has new sharper headlight design. Its multi-element lights are arched back higher and elongate towards the side. It does seem like a Samurai blade weapon from up front.
The sharp edges seem to be the new theme for this upcoming Civic Si Sedan. The taillights are also of unique Samurai-themed. Add to it the elegant looking chrome exhaust pipes. Its roofline curves down sharply towards the tailgate following what they call fastback exterior as the C-pillar flows into the tailgate. The Honda has also added a spoiler at the rear and a prominent rear wing for its coupe version.
Intelligent Cabin Features
The 2018 Honda Civic Si Sedan cabin design will be plush with advanced technology and luxury finishing. Black upholstery covers the seats, steering wheel, and dashboard. The Aluminum trim enhances the door handles, steering spokes, dash linings, and the gear stick.
The red stitching on heated front seats is what you are looking for to have a sports line experience.
A 7-inch LCD screen is at the center of the dash. Also added is the digital display for the gauges behind its steering wheel. A power sunroof adds more value to this setup. The infotainment package in this sedan includes standard features like: –
- Multimedia streaming
- GPS Navigation System
- Sirius XM Radio
- Bluetooth and USB connectivity
- Smartphone integration facility
The dual-zone climate control and a 7 speaker audio system compound the cabin luxury.
Furthermore, the Honda also provides all standard safety controls in this 2018 Honda Civic Si Sedan. The airbags, anti-lock braking system, rear view cameras and adaptive power steering are some of the features. You also get to choose between ‘Sport’ and ‘Normal’ driving modes.
First Turbocharged Civic in the line
The 2018 Honda Civic Si is the first in its generations to feature a turbocharged engine which is a huge change by the Japanese auto giants. You will most probably get a 1.5 liter 4-cylinder 174 HP output engine. The engine mass is less than that of the Civic R-Type which has a capacity of over 300 HP. You have the only option for a 6-speed manual transmission to play with the gears. The driving mechanics also uses a limited-slip differential and large 12.3-inch front brake rotors.
Market Values and Competitors
This 2018 Honda Civic Si Sedan will hit showrooms somewhere in late 2017. The industry estimates have predicted the price to be around $24,000. The major competition could be faced from Volkswagen GTI and Subaru WRX.
The Honda Company rightly stated recently, ‘The new 2018 Honda Civic Si is the agilest, best handling Si yet’.
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