Worry not, my friend -- those days of looking at that baby seat with mixed blessings will soon be behind you.
What it is
Essentially, the 2007 Honda Civic Si sedan will be a four-door interpretation of the coupe that made its debut for the 2006 model year. Under the hood is the same 197-horsepower engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and while we were unable to get inside the concept car, one should expect the interior to feature the same sport seats and upgraded Si trim.
Why it matters
What’s under the hood
What it looks like
What Honda says
John Mendel, senior vice president of American Honda, sums up the launch of the Si sedan this way: “We think this concept expresses a unique merger between the interior space, passenger capacity and functionality customers look for in a Civic sedan and the performance, style and character associated with the Si badge. Without a doubt, it will be a car worthy of its legacy and a welcome addition to the Civic line-up.” Right on, John.
What we think
We’ve spent a lot of time in the 2006 Honda Civic Si coupe, and have had a blast doing so. Chances are we’ll feel the same about the sedan, especially considering our over-30 editors are already drooling. Indeed, the Si sedan may lead to concessions we once considered laughable.
“Honey, didn’t you say something about wanting a family? I’ll make a deal with you. See, Honda’s got this new Si sedan…”
When you can buy it
Photos courtesy of Honda