October 6, 2003

2004 Civic gets face-lift, new Si sedan announced

2004 Honda Civic sedan
2004 Honda Civic sedan

2004 Honda Civic coupe
2004 Honda Civic coupe. Click image to enlarge

Toronto, Ontario – The Honda Civic, the best-selling passenger car in Canada for the last five years, has received new front- and rear-end changes to the headlights, taillights, hood and bumpers. Additionally, Honda’s designers further differentiated the look of the Coupe from the Sedan and created a more aggressive front-end for the 2-door.

A new Civic Si sedan trim includes the more powerful VTEC engine with variable valve timing system. The new Si Sedan adds larger 15-inch tires and includes amenities such as a power moonroof and carbon-fibre-look trim on the instrument panel and front console.

The sporty 3-door SiR is now equipped with new 16-inch wheels and P205/55R-16 tires. The new wheels and tires add considerably to the vehicle’s 4-wheel independent suspension, while available 17-inch accessory wheels push the performance and aggressive appearance even further. The SiR also receives new projector-style headlights and new taillights for a more
European look.

The Civic Sedan Hybrid features Honda’s second-generation gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain. Achieving a substantial 35-percent fuel economy improvement over a comparable Civic Sedan, the Civic Hybrid is Honda’s latest mass-produced solution to preserving the environment.

Finally, the sporty SiR is built specifically for the driving enthusiast and packs a 160-horsepower i-VTEC engine with a 5-speed manual transmission mounted rally-style onto the dashboard. Equipped with well-bolstered bucket seats and European-style tuning to the 4-wheel independent suspension the SiR is Honda’s sportiest Civic.

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