The 2014 Honda Civic Coupe Si makes its world debut at the SEMA show next month. The Civic Si is being updated for the third time in recent memory, after journalists generally panned the 2012 model. The new car will be revealed in the morning on Nov. 5.
Honda chose SEMA to reveal the new car in part because the Civic was such a good base car for the import tuners of the 1980s and '90s. In reality, it was mostly because the Civic was inexpensive, making it an easy sell to parents of teenagers.
We only get a rear view here, but, compared to the 2013 model, the new Civic Si has a more aggressively sculpted rear end with a higher wing. The taillights are a little fancier, and the bumper now sports a rear diffuser. The general shape and lines seem to remain.
As far as engines go, if it's the same as last year we're looking at a 201-hp, 170 lb-ft of torque, 2.4-liter four attached to a six-speed manual transmission.
Along with the Civic Si coupe, Honda will feature other passenger cars, no doubt with big wings, big wheels and big stereo systems. It will also bring some of its motorcycles to the show, as well as its 133-mph Mean Mower.