Honda took the wraps off its 2014 Civic Coupe (red car pictured above) and 2014 Civic Si (gray car in the gallery below) at SEMA today, revealing a mid-cycle refresh for each model. The standard Civic coupe benefits from several cosmetic enhancements, while the Civic Si gets the bulk of its improvements under the hood – precisely where the enthusiasts want them.

The best-selling Civic Coupe sports a new front fascia that is "fun and sporty," says the automaker. The more aggressive snout is a step in the proper direction, as its new shape and exclusive grille design gives the two-door a distinctive appearance that sets it apart from its sedan sibling. The rear end follows the same design language, as the lower portion of the urethane bumper gains some character – its smooth surface has been resculpted and recontoured. Newly available 18-inch wheels complete the exterior transformation.

The 2014 Civic Si benefits from a larger spoiler and new wheels, but the big news is in the powertrain. Honda has massaged the 2.4-liter i-VTEC engine and opened up the exhaust system. As a result, output climbs to 205 horsepower (up from 201) and torque increases to 174 pound-feet (up from 170). The power gains aren't extraordinary, but they should allow the coupe to hit 60 miles per hour from a standstill in about six seconds flat and still return over 30 mpg on the open road. Scroll down for the official release.
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2014 Honda Civic Coupe Ignites Opening Day of 2013 SEMA Show

- 2014 Civic Coupe features sportier exterior styling
- 2014 Civic Si boosts fun-to-drive performance with more horsepower
- Launch of Honda Performance Development Street Performance Accessory lineup beginning with CR-Z
- 133-mph Honda "Mean Mower" joins stock and modified cars and motorcycles on display

A significantly updated 2014 Honda Civic Coupe (http://automobiles.honda.com/2014-civic/) made its world debut today at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, offering a first look at new exterior styling updates to America's best-selling1 compact car. Honda also announced that the performance-oriented Civic Si will benefit from increased power and larger wheels and tires, making both the two- and four-door varieties even more fun to drive.

Honda also surprised performance enthusiasts by announcing plans to begin sales of 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 (http://automobiles.honda.com/cr-z/hpd.aspx) that go on-sale at Honda dealerships today. A power-boosting CR-Z supercharger package will follow in the spring of 2014. In the longer term, HPD engineers are also investigating other models and platforms in order to expand Honda's street performance product line.

"With the further advancement of the 2014 Civic Coupe and Si models and an exciting path forward for performance parts drawing on our racing experience we are making a statement about our commitment to the fun to drive character of the Honda brand", said John Mendel, executive vice president auto sales for American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

The 2014 Civic Coupe and Coupe Si

Following a major refresh of Civic Sedan styling for 2013, Honda turns its attention to the Civic Coupe and Coupe Si, implementing a host of exterior design changes that include a more aggressive grille, hood, front fenders and headlight design. Additional Coupe exterior changes include new taillight lenses, sportier front and rear bumpers, new side mirrors and new wheel designs.

The Civic Si Coupe benefits from the same styling enhancements as the standard Civic Coupe but adds 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 Civic Si Sedan picks up on these same cues, and both the Si Coupe and Si Sedan get larger, 18-inch (+1 inch) wheels and tires with new wheel designs.

The performance-tuned Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan also get a retuned exhaust system that helps boost peak output to 205 horsepower2 (+4 horsepower) and 174 lb-ft of torque3 (+4 ft-lb).

More details about the full 2014 Civic lineup will be made available at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show.

Civics on Display

On display at Honda's SEMA showcase are a 2014 Civic Si Coupe, 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, an aggressive street performance concept featuring many HPD racing parts that currently only are available for sanctioned race cars.


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      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've never really liked the cab forward Civic design. I do like the NA engines.
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's like a mini Accord coupe with slightly exaggerated features.
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      NightFlight
      • 1 Year Ago
      201 to 205 horsepower?! ***GASP!*** I don't know if their customers will be able to handle all of that power! /s Really, why can't Honda at least try and be remotely competitive with what the market is now offering?
        NightFlight
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NightFlight
        Oh, forgot to add. That front end isn't an improvement, that body kit is awful, and that wheel gap is ATTROCIOUS! I think I've seen CUVs with less wheel gap and ground clearance.
        Mondrell
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NightFlight
        "Really, why can't Honda at least try and be remotely competitive with what the market is now offering?" Because Acura is just now getting to where their J-series vehicles are able to comfortably out-accelerate the 2G CL/TL. You know Honda; they're not supposed to surpass Acura, which doesn't even consistently surpass itself. =P
      michael
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't care what anyone says, I like the new civic design!
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      Slideways
      • 1 Year Ago
      Judging by the downvotes, looks like the VTEC fanboys are out in full force. I liked the pre-emergency facelift civic coupe.. it actually looked good. Now they decided to pull the Scion tC card and made it look like a bulbous turd. Oh and that wheel gap.. Lord have mercy.
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      F150Soul
      • 1 Year Ago
      No. Just no...
      Ben Dover
      • 1 Year Ago
      So sad, the Civic Si was once the benchmark hot hatch. Now it lags so far behind competitors its not even funny. The only funny thing is that they still manage to sell quite a few, most likely on brand recognition alone.
        bK
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ben Dover
        Americans were and still are way more interested in the "coupe" over the European style hot hatch. Thats why Honda stopped selling the Civic hatch in America after the EP1 failed to get much sales. Europe still get their beloved Civic which "only' comes in hatchback body.
          RG1527
          • 1 Year Ago
          @bK
          I had an 2002 ep2 (hatch) Civic SI - Super Dependable but not a really exciting car to drive. (Hated the Electronic Power Steering but man did that car have the best seats) People hated that hatch - I got mine for like 5K off of sticker because they just were not selling.
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