SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 45, November 7, 2013

’14 Honda Civic Coupe Makes World Debut

  SEMA Show, 2014 Honda Civic Coupe
Honda pulled back the tarp on the 2014 Honda Civic Coupe during the 2013 SEMA Show.
   

An updated version of the ’14 Honda Civic Coupe debuted on the opening day of the 2013 SEMA Show, providing a first look at the compact’s new exterior updates. Honda announced that the Civic Si will benefit from increased power and larger wheels and tires.

Honda will also release 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. A CR-Z supercharger package will follow in the spring of next year, and the HPD engineers are working with the R&D team currently developing the next-generation Civic—due in a few years—to ensure that it will be designed ready for HPD street performance accessories.

Design changes for the Civic Coupe include a more aggressive grille, hood, front fenders and headlight design. The performance-tuned Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan also get a retuned exhaust system that boosts peak output to 205 hp and 174 lb.-ft. of torque. Both the Si Coupe and Si Sedan get larger, 18-in. wheels and tires with new wheel designs.

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