Sitting just below the 306 bhp ‘Type R’ in the Civic range is the Civic Si, available in Coupe and Sedan body styles. Both of them have received some updates for the 2019 model year.
Speaking of which, on the exterior, a Platinum White Pearl has been added to Civic Si’s exterior color palette, while the Si Coupe gets a new Tonic Yellow Pearl which can be seen in one of the pictures here. The summer tire package is no longer available as a factory trim, but will be a dealer-installed option.
These days, only few manufacturers seem to understand the importance of physical buttons. The 2018 Civic doesn’t have a volume knob and physical buttons for fan speed, but the 2019 model has got ’em. Also improved is the touchscreen interface, steering wheel controls and apparently, larger cupholders on the Sedan.
No change in the rest of the things. The Civic Si is powered by a 1.5-litre (1,498 cc) 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine which is tuned to produce 205 hp @ 5700 rpm and 192 lb-ft (260 Nm) of torque @ 2100-5000 rpm. Transmission is a short-throw 6-speed manual.
The car features a helical limited-slip differential, and an adjustable two-mode adaptive damper system.
Interestingly, both the 2019 Civic Si Coupe and Sedan models are priced at $25,195 (including $895 Destination Charge).
The Civic Coupe and Si are produced in Ontario, Canada, with its turbocharged engine produced exclusively at the Anna, Ohio engine plant.