The Honda Civic Si is known as the hot hatch or sports compact version of the popular compact vehicle the Honda Civic. It is built by Japanese auto stalwarts Honda.
The Si designation is meant to signify “Sport Injected.” It has been used in Japan, Canada, and the United States of America to signify the most powerful Honda Civic that is currently available on the market. The Honda Civic Si was first released in the United States in the mid-80s.
The earliest versions of the Honda Civic Si came with basic AM radios, a heater, two speed wipers, four cushioned plastic trim, as well as painted steel rims complete with a chromed wheel nut cap. The modern day version of the Honda Civic is, of course, a lot more luxurious. It boasts power locks, power windows, satellite linked navigation, and a six speed manual transmission.
Throughout its evolution, the Honda Civic has gone from its modest 1170 cc Configuration to bigger and bigger capacities throughout the ‘80s, ‘90s, and 2000s.
The Honda Civic has the distinction of being the second longest running nameplate from a Japanese manufacturer in the United States of America, situated directly behind the Toyota Corolla, which was first introduced in the year 1968.