Speaker 1: Start with that great recipe. That is the 11th generation Honda civic sedan. And add some of that SI spice to kick it up a notch. People still kicking it up. A notch is that's still a thing. Anyway, bam, you got yourself. The 20, 22 Honda civic SI sedan debuting right here right now. Well, the type R is dynamically in stylistically the out child of the civic lineup. The SI is targeted at drivers looking for something just a little hotter than the average civic. So visually it plays it a bit closer to the vest though. [00:00:30] I think Honda may have gone a touch too conservative here. Then again, sleeper is kind of what the SI is all about. The look is a touch more aggressive overall, but aside from the rear spoiler, the SI badges, and of course the dual exhaust tips, you'd be hard pressed to tell this from a standard civic sedan with, um, H HPD accessories.
Speaker 1: Good. For those of you looking for more of a sleeper look blazing orange Pearl pane aside, let's stick into the part you're probably most interested in the power train. Now the new SI is still powered [00:01:00] by a 1.5 liter Herbo charged engine that makes around 192 pound feet of torque and around 200 peak pony power. Now you may notice that's about five horsepower down from last year, but the good folks at Honda assure me that the new power band is broader and more usable. We should make overall driving more fun and performance more well performance that said I can't drive it just yet to go confirm that. So I'll take their word for it. The revised four banger briefs through a freer flowing exhaust, hence the two tips [00:01:30] and it's made it to a six speed manual. The only gear box available to SI shoppers.
Speaker 1: That's why a flywheel is 26% lighter than last gins. We should make revving even more responsive. The shifter promises a better feel thanks to improved engagement firm, amounting points and a throw that's around 10% shorter. The new SI also inherits the rev matching system directly from the civic type R and can automatically blip the throttle to perfectly match down shifts in around four tenths of a second power beats, the pavement via a standard helical limited slip differential. [00:02:00] Now these 18 inch matte black wheels are also those standards shot in all season performance tires, but you can also get summer tires as an upgrade peak between the smokes and you'll find oversized brakes at all. Four corners specific to the SI are stiffer Springs, bushings and sport tune dampers with reinforced mounting points and stabilizer bars. There have been many tweaks to the steering for better feel and many of the stiffer suspension Bush and some of the rear suspension bits.
Speaker 1: The, uh, upper B arm specifically are also borrowed from the race bread CTR [00:02:30] inside. There are sport seats that are unique to the SI featuring improved bolstering and thigh support. You've got red contrast stitching on the doors, steering wheel shift boot and shift knob and red trim in a honeycomb theme popping out on the dash. The tech again is all gear that we've seen before on the standard civic sedan. There's a seven inch digital instrument cluster, a 12 speecher bows audio system with a nine inch infotainment display, which includes wireless CarPlay and Android auto. There's a three mode drive system with normal sport [00:03:00] and a new individual setting and the standard Honda sensing suite of active safety tech overall a solid loadout. So there you have it, the best handling best equipped, most fun to drive Honda civic SI ever eager and ready to square up against the likes of the Volkswagen GTI and Hyundai Elantra in.
Speaker 1: So when can you expect to drive it? And more importantly, when can I expect to drive it because somebody's gotta let you know if it's good or not. Right? Well, the 2022 Honda civic SI is set to start arriving in dealerships later this year. And since [00:03:30] there's not that much year left, expected to be real soon, keep it locked to the roads, show.com and our new channel roadshow news, where we'll be serving up all the details about this vehicle at, as they emerge, including information about the pricing, which hasn't been announced yet, but I'd be surprised if it was that much more than the previous generation. That's also where you'll find pictures of this first generation, 1986 Honda civic. SI. You think I forgot about that. Did you you'll find those snaps over on the roads show.com.