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AutoComplete: The 2017 Civic Si picks up a turbo on the path to rebirthPlus: Subaru unveils a lightly refreshed 2018 Outback, and GM kicks off the AutoDrive Challenge.
Here's what's making news on roadshow. Honda's Civic SI is back, not in the form enthusiasts will find entirely familiar. It's new beating heart is a turbo charged 1.5 liter inline for, putting out 205. Horsepower and 192 pound feet of torque. Available in both coupe and sedan variants, the first ever turbocharged Si also includes adaptive dampers, a standard six-speed manual transmission, a limited slip differential, and a sweet set of Si branded seats. It goes on sale very soon. In more utilitarian debuts, Subaru is adding some light touches to its 2018 Outback. The refreshed SUV sports chunkier lower body cladding, a more attractive front bumper and redesigned headlights featuring LED running lamps. Inside, there's a whole host of new materials and a different center console. A revised Starling touch screen infotainment system finally adds Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility along with a whole host of new third party apps. The vehicle hits dealers this summer. Chevrolet is taking its Bolt EV to school to learn how to drive itself. The automaker is donating the electric hatchbacks to eight universities as part of the AutoDrive Challenge which tasks the schools with building a functional Level 4 autonomous vehicle in just three years. Each year has specificals, ramping up in complexity and difficulty as the competition nears a close. If you're following along at home, get comfortable, folks, because this is gonna take a while. Find more on these stories over at TheRoadShow.com. We'll talk to you tomorrow.