There's a delay plus one body type has been dropped.
Now that the eleventh-generation Honda Civic has been unveiled in hatchback and sedan guises, enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the new Civic Type R to arrive. Honda's new hot hatchback won't go on sale until next year, but before then, the sporty Civic Si will debut later this year.
Unfortunately, there are two bits of bad news regarding the Civic Si. After Honda Canada tweeted that there would only be a Civic Si sedan in June, that announcement was confirmed in a new post on the Civic 11 forum. Besides the fact that there will not be a Civic Si hatchback, a member of the forum has also confirmed that the Civic Si sedan has been delayed.
Customer deliveries were originally scheduled to start this month, but they've now been pushed back until November, which is when dealers will start receiving the Si sedan. No reason was given for the delay, but the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage that is still crippling the auto industry is likely to blame. Honda hasn't officially unveiled the new Civic Si yet, but it should break cover within the next couple of months.
The Civic Si will be available in six colors: Crystal Black Pearl, Aegean Blue Metallic, Sonic Gray Pearl, Rallye Red, Platinum White Pearl, and a new Blazing Orange Pearl finish.
The Blazing Orange Pearl color was previewed by the 2022 Civic prototype that debuted last year with a striking Solar Flare Pearl orange finish.
Currently, the most powerful version of the new Civic Sedan packs a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder rated at 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. This unit should carry over to the new Civic Sedan Si but we expect it will be tuned to produce over 200 hp. We also expect the new Civic Sedan Si to boast stiffer suspension and sports seats with embroidered Si logos. These upgrades mean the Civic Si Sedan will cost more than the regular sedan, which starts at $21,700.