The Honda Civic Si
is a sport compact
/ hot hatch
version of the Civic
built by the Japanese automaker Honda
. The Si trim, which stands for "Sequential Injection" or "Sport Injected," was introduced for the third generation of Honda Civics in both Japan
and North America
. In Canada the trim became known as the SiR
for the sixth and seventh generations, and the Si trim was equivalent to the USDM EX model.
For the Japanese and European markets, the Civic Type R
was adopted as the high-performance variant of the Civic, starting with the EK9 hatch for Japan in 1997 and with the EP3 hatch for Europe in 2001. In North America the Type R name has never been used for Civics, and the Si/SiR badge continues to signify the highest performance trim. The Civic Si contrasts with the more track-oriented and spartan Type R, which has less sound deadening and amenities in return for better performance, and has been positioned as more of a full-featured sport trim, featuring luxury options such as a sunroof and a seven speaker audio system.
Honda first adopted the Si badge for the JDM third-generation Civic in November 1984. Mainly offered in hatchback
form, the main aesthetic difference for the Si was the slight bulge in the hood, which accommodated for the DOHC
engine. A four-door sedan variant also existed in Japan, but were produced in small numbers and were rare. Designated as... Read More