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197bhp from a 1.5-litre engine as well as a six-speed manual and a helical limited-slip differential all promise fine handling for the Honda Civic Si.

21 Oct 2021 | International News : U.S.A

Honda has revealed the new Civic Si for the U.S.A.

The Honda Civic Si gets new, more aggressive, front and rear bumpers. A front spoiler is hidden under the vehicle while at the rear, the car gets a gloss black rear spoiler as well as two large oval exhaust tips.

Gloss black rear spoiler and two large oval exhaust tips at the rear set the Civic Si apart from the regular Civic Sedan
Gloss black trim on the exterior mirrors and window surrounds as well as the LED head lights and taillights are standard.

The design of the Honda Civic Si is finished with 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels in matte black, while the Blazing Orange Pearl exterior paint colour is an Si exclusive colour.

The 2022 Civic Si is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The engine gets a broader power curve than before, with 260Nm of torque from 1,800rpm to 5,000rpm. Performance is also improved at the top of the tachometre where the engine delivers its 197bhp power peak at 6,000rpm and a 6,500rpm redline.

The engine is also mated to a single-mass flywheel that is 26% lighter than the dual-mass unit used in the previous Si. The Honda Civic Si also gets an improved six-speed manual transmission, now with an improved shift feel and 10% shorter throws.

In the cabin, the Si gets sports pedals and red contrast stitching on the doors, steering wheel, centre arm rest, shift boot and shift knob
The shift lever mounting bracket is now more rigid, while the car also gets a leather-wrapped aluminium shift knob similar to the Civic Type R's.

Also borrowed from the Civic Type R is the Si's rev-matching system, which has a 430ms response time, 'bliping' the throttle once it detects a downshift to perfectly match revs.

Power is put to the road through a helical limited-slip differential.

The new Honda Civic Si also promises improved handling thanks to a body that gets an 8% increase in torsional rigidity, other chassis improvements include a wider rear track for additional stability, and a longer wheelbase for a smoother ride, as well as greater high-speed stability.

A six-speed maunal is paried with a helical limited-slip differential to maximise driving engagement
To maximise handling and driver enjoyment, the spring rates are also 8% stiffer at the front and 54% percent stiffer in the rear compared to the standard Civic Sedan.

Model-specific dampers, as well as reinforced upper mounts for the front MacPherson struts allow the car to handle increased cornering loads, as do thicker front and rear stabiliser bars compared to the Civic Sedan.

In the cabin, the Honda Civic Si gets sport pedals and red contrast stitching on the doors, steering wheel, centre arm rest, shift boot and shift knob. Si-specific red trim also dresses the Civic's signature metal honeycomb dash panel, which visually conceals the air vents for a clean uncluttered design.

The Si additionally gets a 7.0-inch colour instrument display with a digital tachometer on the left side, a multi-information display in the centre and a physical speedometer dial.

A 9.0-inch HD colour touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatability are also standard, alongside a new 12-speaker Bose premium sound system, said to be the best factory audio system in the history of the Honda Civic Si.

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