Civic Si models get a modest bump in power; CR-Z performance parts line available
SEMA is usually all about tuner cars. But, due to Honda’s long standing relationship with the aftermarket world, the Japanese automaker decided to debut their newly refreshed Civic Coupe to the import loving masses.
While the Civic’s credibility in the aftermarket world has been waning for the last couple generations, Honda did bring some good performance news to the event. In addition to styling tweaks for the Civic Coupe, Si models will receive a 4 hp and 4 lb-ft bumps in output, up to 205 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque.
If you are looking for greener performance-oriented fun, Honda Performance Development will be selling a wide range of parts to give the hybrid more get-up-and-go.
Full details and images below.
2014 Honda Civic Coupe Ignites Opening Day of 2013 SEMA Show
- 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
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – 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 Canada’s best-selling passenger 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 will be available in Canada. 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.
“We are making a positive statement about our commitment to the fun to drive character of the Honda brand with the further advancement of the 2014 Civic Coupe and Si models. We are on an exciting path forward, as we draw on our past racing experiences and heritage,” said Dave Gardner, vice president of sales and marketing, Honda Canada 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 and new side mirrors.
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 horsepower (+4 horsepower) and 174 lb-ft of torque(+4 ft-lb).
More details about the full 2014 Civic lineup will be made available at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show.
Civics on Display
On display at Honda’s SEMA showcase are a 2014 Civic Si Coupe, a 2014 Civic Coupe EX-L equipped with a Honda Genuine Accessories aero kit and 18-inch wheels, the HPD Civic Si Coupe Race Car and the HPD Civic Street Performance Concept, an aggressive street performance concept featuring many HPD racing parts that currently only are available for sanctioned race cars.