HondaPro Jason: No Honda Civic Si for 2016
With the all new 10th generation 2016 Civic Sedan pushing Civic sales to near record levels, North American Civic fans embrace the most technically advanced, European design inspired Civic in the history of the mark, with the first Civic to be turbocharged in the U.S. selling faster than the maker can deliver them, and that’s just the sedan.
looking to a spring 2016 Civic coupe delivery
We attended the world-premier of the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe in Los Angeles. Some love the future forward design, others? Well you know, that’s a matter of personal opinion. Torque News will grab a handful of turbocharged coupe in February with dealership arrival expected in early March 2016. However, there will not be an Civic Si option until sometime in 2017.
2016 turbocharged Civic Touring quicker than current Civic Si
The reason for the torque differential between the current Si and the 2016 Civic world-car is how the 1.5 Liter turbocharged gasoline engine delivers torque from 1800 rpm throughout the shift range, in this case Via CVT transmission and FWD. But that’s not why Honda is holding off on Si production.
According to Jason: The future Si will (of course) be 6-speed manual shifted, and most likely a turbocharged 2.0 liter. Simply speculation? Doubt it, Jason’s in the know.
In a world according to HondaPro Jason
Torque news friend HondaPro Jason is at it again with a first time live podcast from his personal 2014 Civic Si. Jason’s Si is bumped a bit with supercharging. He’s spent some seat time in the 2016 Civic Touring, and tells us that the Civic Touring is “quicker” than the current 9th generation Si. Jason owns one of the quickest Civic Si coupes in Chicago Land, we’ll take his word for it.
Now, back to the story
It’s a matter of production staging on a worldwide-basis. As promised earlier by Honda’s John Mendel, North American Honda sport-enthusiasts will have the opportunity to not only purchase a made for North America Civic hatchback, but the longed for Civic Type-R. According HondaPro Jason, Canada and The U.S. will witness the arrival of the built in Swindon, U.K. Civic Hatchback and Civic Type-R sometime in 2017.
looking to the timeline, I believe the Civic hatchback will arrive in the spring of 2017. As to an Si variant, it should follow at that time, be powered by a detuned 2.0 liter turbocharged gasoline engine, to produce 220 horsepower or so.’ Sounds good to us Jason.
* Our thanks to Jason Richmond of "The HondaPro Jason Show" for photo and opinion/commentary attributions.