2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe Debuts at SEMA

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

While SEMA isn’t exactly known as the place to unveil new vehicle models, Honda did exactly that this morning in Las Vegas, debuting its 2014 Honda Civic Coupe.

For the 2013 model year, the Civic sedan got a quick redesign after the ninth-generation Civic launch didn’t go as smoothly as Honda had hoped. The coupe model however, was left untouched. For the 2014 model year, Honda gave its Civic coupe a transformation, featuring a more aggressive front end and a more stylish design in the rear. That updated Civic coupe along with its performance-oriented Si had their covers pulled off this morning at the 2013 SEMA Show.

2013 SEMA Show Coverage

The Si model also gets Si-exclusive design cues, including a unique lower front bumper garnish, larger rear decklid spoiler, a distinctive front spoiler and sporty rear air diffuser. The Si sedan will also benefit from those changes, which also include larger 18-inch wheels and tires. The Japanese automaker will be releasing new wheel designs for both models.

Performance has also been bumped to 205 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque, with the Si models gaining 4 hp and 4 lb-ft of torque thanks to a retuned exhaust system.

Joining the 2014 Civic Si Coupe on the stage at the 2013 SEMA Show was a 2014 Civic Coupe EX-L equipped with a Honda Genuine Accessories aero kit and 18-inch wheels, the HPD Civic Si Coupe Race Car and the HPD Civic Street Performance Concept.

GALLERY: 2014 Honda Civic Coupe

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Phil Phil on Nov 11, 2013

    as usual, people hate the design of a new honda! lol, what else is new. Everybody hated the new big headlights on the 6th gen civic, the 7th gen was blend and boring, the 8th gen way too weird, and the 9th gen, such shit. let us remember that love at first sight usually fades just a quickly... think of hyundai's or mazda's .. anyways, i think the new Si looks refined from behind and more aggressive from up front. it resembles the new accord coupe but with a more youthful and aggressive front end. oh and by the way, the new Fit also sports the same kinda front end grill. The only thing is, I'm not sure i like those rims for instance, the Red EX-L with the old HFP rims and skirt kit looks a lot better IMO. Kinda wish the HFP suspension/ride height would now be standard on Si's ..but a 2014 Si HFP or HPD now, might bring us nicer rims and lowered suspension. 205hp is enough guys, the GTI still uses the same 2L turbo and 200hp. and the civic is very much just as fast w/o the help of turbo or supercharger. But for those of us who needs more than 205hp to commute from home to work, will likely find a fix through honda's new HPD division that'll likely bring some sort of turbo/supercharger option for the Si, just like it now does for the CRZ. a supercharged K24 'll give more torque than any civic ever had, but would that be enough to shut all the haters out there...

    • Jbw9999 Jbw9999 on Dec 29, 2013

      People hate it because it's ugly. Honda keeps fixing some things but breaking others.

  • JDMcivic JDMcivic on Nov 22, 2013

    Raised the RPM. I think the Civic Si coupe spoiler looks weird.