Honda reveals updated 2014 Civic Si at SEMA

Honda revealed an updated 2014 Civic Si today at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas, boasting a some new exterior features and improved performance.

Various aesthetic features on the new Civic Si have been updated, including larger wheels and tires, more streamlined fenders and headlights, and modified taillights. Completely new and larger wheel designs have also been incorporated. Both the sedan and the coupe have been updated visually with similar changes.

Both also receive a slight revised engine, which received a four horsepower and torque figure increase, totaling 205hp and 174 lb-ft of twist.

Specific pricing and sales details weren’t revealed. But they should pop up over the course of the next several months.

For the press release, check it out after the jump.

2014 Honda Civic Coupe Ignites Opening Day of 2013 SEMA Show
11/05/2013
  • 2014 Civic Coupe features sportier exterior styling
  • 2014 Civic Si boosts fun-to-drive performance with more horsepower  
  • Launch of Honda Performance Development Street Performance Accessory lineup beginning with CR-Z
  • 133-mph Honda “Mean Mower” joins stock and modified cars and motorcycles on display

            A significantly updated 2014 Honda Civic Coupe made its world debut today at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, offering a first look at new exterior styling updates to America’s best-selling1 compact car. Honda also announced that the performance-oriented Civic Si will benefit from increased power and larger wheels and tires, making both the two- and four-door varieties even more fun to drive.

            Honda also surprised performance enthusiasts by announcing plans to begin sales of street-oriented performance parts developed by Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD), Honda’s U.S.-based race engineering company, starting with a full range of performance accessories for the CR-Z sport hybrid coupe that go on-sale at Honda dealerships today. A power-boosting CR-Z supercharger package will follow in the spring of 2014. In the longer term, HPD engineers are also investigating other models and platforms in order to expand Honda’s street performance product line.

            “With the further advancement of the 2014 Civic Coupe and Si models and an exciting path forward for performance parts drawing on our racing experience we are making a statement about our commitment to the fun to drive character of the Honda brand”, said John Mendel, executive vice president auto sales for American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

The 2014 Civic Coupe and Coupe Si

            Following a major refresh of Civic Sedan styling for 2013, Honda turns its attention to the Civic Coupe and Coupe Si, implementing a host of exterior design changes that include a more aggressive grille, hood, front fenders and headlight design. Additional Coupe exterior changes include new taillight lenses, sportier front and rear bumpers, new side mirrors and new wheel designs.

            The Civic Si Coupe benefits from the same styling enhancements as the standard Civic Coupe but adds Si-exclusive design cues, including a unique lower front bumper garnish, larger rear decklid spoiler, a distinctive front spoiler and sporty rear air diffuser. The Civic Si Sedan picks up on these same cues, and both the Si Coupe and Si Sedan get larger, 18-inch (+1 inch) wheels and tires with new wheel designs.

            The performance-tuned Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan also get a retuned exhaust system that helps boost peak output to 205 horsepower2 (+4 horsepower) and 174 lb-ft of torque3 (+4 ft-lb).

            More details about the full 2014 Civic lineup will be made available at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show.

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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