Honda Unveils 2014 Honda Civic Coupe at SEMA

Posted by: Kenny Chan onNovember 5th, 2013

Honda unveiled a pair of new Civic Coupes in an early morning press conference that we missed because our media shuttle bus driver decided to take the worst route possible. We got to the booth just as the crowds were dwindling a bit and shot both of the cars you see here. The grey one pictured above is the new Civic Si Coupe which aside from the exterior updates receives a small (really small) bump in power up to 205 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque (up from 201 and 170 respectively). The Si model gets a larger rear wing and a set of new 18″ wheels which are available as an option on the Civic coupe. The red Civic Coupe gets much of the same design updates as its Si brother, but gets a more reserved rear spoiler.

“With the further advancement of the 2014 Civic Coupe and Si models and an exciting path forward for performance parts drawing on our racing experience we are making a statement about our commitment to the fun to drive character of the Honda brand”, said John Mendel, executive vice president auto sales for American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Honda also surprised performance enthusiasts by announcing plans to begin sales of street-oriented performance parts developed by Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD), Honda’s U.S.-based race engineering company, starting with a full range of performance accessories for the CR-Z sport hybrid coupe that go on-sale at Honda dealerships today. A power-boosting CR-Z supercharger package will follow in the spring of 2014. In the longer term, HPD engineers are also investigating other models and platforms in order to expand Honda’s street performance product line.

Hopefully they’ll be able to squeeze more than 4 extra horsepower out ;)



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