Honda Civic Rejoins the Tuner Scene in Style in Las Vegas

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Tuners are once again embracing the Honda Civic.

The Honda Civic has been one of the most popular cars on the tuner scene for decades, but more recent models haven’t exactly won fans over. But that’s all changed with the most recent iteration of the popular Civic, which has captured the attention of many. To show off the potential of the latest Honda Civic, the Japanese automaker handed a few out to famous tuners and those projects have bowed at the 2016 SEMA Show.

The first project comes from Tjin Edition, a brand that has become synonymous with SEMA show cars. The bright yellow coupe features a front lip spoiler from Apollo Top One Auto Part, while the side skirts and rear bumper are courtesy of Honda Factory Performance accessories. Handling suspension duties are a set of BC Racing BR Series coilovers that gives the Civic an attractive stance on Rotiform OZT wheels. Baer brakes peek behind the rollers, while inside there are Katzkin leather and suede seats with the same yellow-and-black theme.

MAD Industries’ creation features a black-and-blue theme, accompanied by a carbon-fiber ground effects kit from Carbon 2 Carbon. Lowering the car is a set of Eibach Pro Kit springs while Rotiform QLB wheels have been bolted on all four corners, wrapped with Toyo T1R tires. Out the rear is a center-exit exhaust system while the inside features black leather and suede seats with blue stitching.

2016 SEMA Show Coverage

The sole four-door Civic sedan comes from Meguiar’s, inspired by ’90s tuner cars. Coilover suspension gives the Civic sedan a menacing stance along with classic SSR mesh wheels, while a carbon-fiber hood is complemented by black accents on the mirrors and door handles. Inside, there’s red and black Alcantara and an upgraded sound system. It’s unclear what performance modifications have been done, but it does boast a larger front-mounted intercooler so there are likely some performance goods under the hood.

Honda also brought a race-prepped variant of the Civic coupe that will be eligible to race in America and around the world. There’s an FIA-certified roll cage inside and a large rear spoiler and we’ll get to see the car make its race debut at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill in December.

Lastly, there’s a Honda Civic hatchback on display to go along with the Type R’s U.S. debut, featuring all of the Honda Factory Performance accessories available including ground effects, a large rear wing, new brake rotors and 19-inch wheels.

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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 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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