Exclusive: Honda Civic Si Coupe caught testing in India

Exclusive: Honda Civic Si Coupe SPIED in India; Skoda Octavia vRS challenger?

Honda Civic has made a comeback to the Indian market after skipping a whole generation. However, the return of the premium D-segment sedan has been welcomed by the market and currently, the all-new Civic has become the best-selling car in the segment after displacing the likes of Toyota Corolla Altis, Hyundai Elantra and Skoda Octavia in the segment. With the sales going stronger, it is quite possible that Honda will offer a high-performance, more aggressive variant of the Civic in the Indian market in the future. While it may not be the outrageous Type R variant but Honda may launch the subtler Civic Si, which is a two-door coupe version of the Civic sedan.

Honda Civic Si Coupe

The short video is taken inside Honda’s plant, which is why the vehicle is roaming around without any camouflage. The Civic has remained a top choice among the enthusiasts in India and during its initial stint, the car was sold to more than 50,000 customers in the market. The all-new tenth generation Honda Civic launched in the Indian market gets powered by both petrol and diesel engine options. However, enthusiasts who were looking for more powerful engine options were left with no choice. However, as Honda has observed that the popularity of the all-new Civic and how it picked up the top spot in the segment soon after the launch, a more powerful version of the Civic may just push the sales even further.

The Civic Si is a two-door coupe based on the Civic platform and it looks quite aggressive in styling. It gets a sporty exterior with updated front bumper with dark chrome on the front grille and Si badging at the front. At the rear, the Civic Si gets a wide exhaust tip integrated to the bumper itself. Overall, the car looks much more aggressive, especially with a large spoiler mounted on the rear of the car. The most eye-catchy part about the Civic Si is the 18-inch precision cut alloy wheels, which ensures a second look at the car.

Engine-wise, the Honda Civic Si gets powered only by a single engine option in the international markets. It gets a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a whopping 205 Bhp and peak torque of 260 Nm. It gets a normal and sport drive mode and is offered only with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Now the transmission is interesting as currently, all the petrol variants of the Honda Civic get only the automatic transmission while the diesel versions of the car only get a manual transmission. Honda has not officially commented anything on the all-new Civic Si for the Indian market but the car is likely to be a serious contender for launch in the Indian market in future.