The Honda Civic Si will begin sales of the new Civic Si in April. The coupe arrives with the aim of offering the purest driving experience, thanks to the unique dynamic performance and performance combined with the maximum sensation of control promoted by the manual transmission of six speeds, with precise and short couplings. Sporty in essence, the new Civic Si will be offered in the two-door coupe version, designed for day-to-day enthusiasts. Packed with performance-oriented solutions such as adaptive suspension with two modes of operation, direct steering with variable ratio, brakes, wheels and tires focused on performance, as well as interior and unique design, the model also marks the arrival of turbo and direct injection into the acronym. “The Civic Si is the first Si turbo and sets a new level in terms of agility and precise steering,” explains Issao Mizoguchi, president of Honda Automobiles of Brazil. “It is a model that already has a tradition in Brazil and that has a legion of enthusiasts passionate about the performance and the sporty design that it delivers. This new generation brings these qualities to a new level and is highly anticipated by Brazilian fans. “
Powertrain and chassis
Equipped with the Civic Si, there is the 1.5-turbo high-performance, torque-injected direct-injection dual-valve variable head valve (VTC) that minimizes residual gas in the cylinders, significantly improving performance and four cylinders. Combined with a six-speed manual transmission – with shorter couplings than the previous generation – this set provides a new driving experience with plenty of torque throughout the entire engine speed range. It generates the maximum power of 208 hp at 5,700 rpm and the torque of 260 Nm appears at 2,100 rpm, and is maintained at maximum 70% of the engine speed range. Enabling full utilization of the powertrain, the Civic Si is significantly lighter than the older generation and brings stiffer bodywork, including improved chassis and steering components. These improvements include the adaptive dual-pinion electric steering with variable ratio, suspension with sport adjustment, adaptive shock absorbers and limited slip differential. The Si also features 12.3-inch front brake discs and 235/40 R18 wide tires. In addition to the adaptive dampers, the suspension also received firmer springs, stiffer stabilizer bars (30% more at the front and 60% more at the rear), solid bushings at the front and rear, and ultra-rigid control arms at the rear , originating from the Civic Type R. The purpose of the changes is to provide a more connected driving experience where the driver can more accurately perceive all the floor feedback, allowing you to explore all the limits of the Si with maximum safety and reliability. In addition, the new design allowed a 5% improvement in the aerodynamic coefficient of the model, compared to the previous Civic Si.
For the first time, the Civic Si brings a driving enhancement that enhances the dynamics in sports use and also allows comfort in everyday use. By means of the Sport key, located in the center console, the driver can choose between two running adjustments, which change suspension, accelerator and steering assistance parameters. With the Sport mode deactivated, dampers operate smoother, steering assist is improved and the throttle operates less directly, allowing for smoother driving. With the Sport mode activated, the shock absorbers work with more load, while the throttle response is more direct and the steering, in turn, has its assistance reduced, making the connection of the driver even more visceral and intense.
Sports design and style
One of the great differentiators of the Civic Si is its two-door coupe design, which offers a dynamic and refined look, differentiating it from the sedan versions of the Civic line. To expand the Civic’s sports ratio, the Si models feature an aggressive front with black front grille and wide air intakes. The model sold in Brazil brings a differential, which is the adoption of full LED headlights, increasing the brightness and sophistication. 18-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels with unique two-tone finish, use 235 mm wide, low profile tires. On the rear, the coupe retains the signature design of the model with the high rear aerofoil and adds new elements such as the horizontal LED bar that accompanies the entire extension of the rear and central exhaust with polygonal shape and chrome finish. The interior of the Civic Si further enhances the sporting character and brings exclusive and engaging shell-shaped front seats with red stitching and version logos. The red seam of the seats is replicated on the doors, steering wheel and the gearbox, with lever in aluminum. Other interior details are the red seven-inch TFT panel lighting and the internal controls, the aluminum pedals and the instrument panel trim with Dry Metal Carbon finish.
Inner comfort, convenience and connectivity
The new Civic Si brings high comfort and convenience equipment, coming from other versions of the Civic, which include:
Electronic parking brake
Door locking by distance
Two-zone digital air conditioning
For modern connectivity needs, the new Civic Si also features a 7.0-inch touch-sensitive multimedia system that controls all audio functions and is integrated into the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems, providing an easy connection from the smartphone to the car. The Si comes with a 452-watt audio system with 10 speakers.
The Civic Si is designed to provide a high level of safety in a variety of scenarios. This is possible thanks to its wide visibility, precise, stable and predictable steering, and the high performance of the brakes. The ABS system with electronic brake distribution, VSA (traction control and stability), and the exclusive Agile Handling Assist ensure maximum handling in a variety of situations. In addition, the Si has six airbags, the side curtain-type with drive also in case of rollover.
The Civic Si will be marketed in Brazil in a single version, two-door coupe with four color options: White Orchid Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic and Rallye Red. The model has a three-year warranty with no mileage limit and is available at all Honda dealerships.
2018 – HONDA CIVIC SILVER LINE EDITION
This week, the new Honda Civic Silver Line arrives in dealerships in major European markets. The hatch version of the Japanese compact debut an interesting special edition that adds a plus of elegance and sportiness to the image of the Honda Civic. The result can be seen in the images below. It has countless details and differentiating finishes. For now, it is only possible to find the Silver Line edition for the 5-door hatchback, leaving out the Honda Civic Sedan. It was not informed if in the future this body will have this special edition. The exterior is characterized by its dark and sinister finish. In addition to the shade chosen for the body, unique details arise that were installed in the form of a kit. The new Civic Silver Line features a front spoiler with a more sporty and dynamic profile, more aggressive side skirts and a new rear diffuser that adds a touch of sports inspiration. To this we must add the new housings to the external rearview mirrors in silver color to create a small but interesting contrast. This silvery shade is also present in some of the new body components highlighted earlier, as in the side skirts. On the other hand, not less interesting, the new 17-inch alloy wheels come in, but you can optionally use the 18-inch Archiros wheels with Frostbite Silver finish. The Honda logo on the center case features a machined look with bright chrome accents. The standard equipment of the Honda Civic Silver Line will be quite complete. Although it can not be configured for the moment, it will certainly have a long list of elements. Central locking with remote control, electric windows, USB connection, Bluetooth, electric mirrors, cruise control with speed limiter, fog lights and LED lights for daytime running, among other things.
2018 – HONDA CIVIC TYPE-R EU VERSION
Honda unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show the most powerful version of the Civic line, the Type-R. The new generation of the sport aims, according to the Japanese brand, to increase the range of customers. For this, you want to balance comfort and performance. Underneath the hood hides the already known 2.0 VTEC turbo engine that starts to produce 320 hp – 10 hp more than before, coupled with a six-speed manual transmission. The new front-wheel drive, which will soon attempt to recover the fastest Nürburgring lap record in its class, features variable damping and a three-way selector (Confort, Sport and + R, for track) as well as a large rear aerofoil. The body of the model, which will be produced in Swindon (UK) and then exported to the rest of the world, has a torsional stiffness 39% higher than its predecessor. As with the conventional Civic, the new Type-R was built on a new platform, which was designed from scratch for this sporty version. The new model is longer, shorter and wider than the previous model, with a center of gravity 34 mm lower. The suspension was modified over the conventional model, with specific suspension and chassis changes.
2018 – HONDA GRACE
Not long ago we know about the Honda Fit half-life update and now it’s time to get acquainted with the first official images of Honda Grace, a sedan that in other markets is marketed under the name of City. The Grace upgrade incorporates the modifications already adopted by Fit, which include a revamped front with a new grille, LED daytime running lights as well as new front and rear bumpers. The interior has also been revised with new upholstery, an upgraded infotainment system that includes new connectivity features, LED interior lighting, and the Honda Sensing driving assist package that includes adaptive cruise control, track maintenance , stand-alone braking, road exit alert, etc. In Japan Honda Grace will be available with a mechanical offer consisting of a 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol engine in combination with a CVT transmission, and a hybrid system based on the same i-VTEC engine, coupled with a DCT automatic transmission with seven speeds. Japanese customers can also opt for a body kit developed by Modulo, which includes airfoil, front splitter, side skirts, 16-inch alloy wheels with specific design, lowered suspension, etc. The upgraded Honda Grace 2018 will debut first in Japan, and it is expected that this update will soon reach other international markets.
2018 – HONDA FIT CROSS STYLE
For Latin American markets Honda has chosen to develop a Fit-based crossover called WR-V, a model that lies below the HR-V as a simpler and more affordable alternative to meet the needs of those customers with the tighter availability. However in Japan, the Japanese brand has chosen to incorporate a new level of finish along with Fit’s midlife upgrade with the Cross Style styling, which adds a more adventurous touch to the small minivan. This is a solution that had already been applied in Brazil with the Fit of the previous generation, which was marketed under the name Fit Twist. The new Honda Fit Cross Style includes all the news that has been incorporated into the mid-life upgrade, debuting a new front grille, a redesigned bumper and redesigned antinebline headlamps. In the rear the bumper and the taillights were renewed. In addition, the Cross Style incorporates a more robust exterior aesthetic, with unpainted plastic frames on the wheel arches, sides and lid of the trunk, in addition to the alloy wheels of specific design and diamond finish. Under the hood, the Honda Fit Cross Style uses a hybrid engine based on a 1.5-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine in conjunction with an electric thruster in combination with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.