2014 Honda Civic Coupe and Coupe Si unveiled
Honda used this week's SEMA show to give the world its first look at the revamped 2014 Civic Coupe lineup, including an even hotter Si variant. Treating the 2-door side of the family to the same kind of visual revamping the Civic Sedan received for 2013, all Coupe models now sport a bolder and more youthful appearance. The Civic Coupe's recasting process starts up front, where a restyled grille plus new headlamps and fenders coupled with a more aggressively sculpted fascia add welcome edge to its basic design. Complementing those changes are new side mirrors, revised alloy wheels and taillight lenses, plus a tidier-looking rear fascia.
The 2014 Civic Si Coupe cranks up its visual impact another full notch, thanks to a unique front air dam and rear diffuser and a larger decklid spoiler. The new Si also moves from a 17-inch to an 18-inch wheel/tire fitment, and all of those enhancements will appear on the 2014 Civic Si Sedans, as well. So too will a revised exhaust system that increases the horsepower rating of the Si's 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine from 201 to 205 and bumps peak torque from 170 to 174 lb-ft.
Honda confirmed there's more news ahead for the 2014 Civic lineup, but said we'll have to wait until the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show for details. It also announced that dealers will begin marketing a new line of street-oriented go-fast parts created by its U.S.-based race engineering company, Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD). While the first of these new components are accessory items for the sporty CR-Z Hybrid -- including a power-pumping HPD supercharger package that arrives in the spring - the long-term plan is to expand the HPD product line to other models and platforms.
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