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

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - A significantly updated 2014 Honda Civic Coupe made its world debut today at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, offering a first look at new exterior styling updates to Canada's best-selling passenger 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 that will be available in Canada. 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.

"We are making a positive statement about our commitment to the fun to drive character of the Honda brand with the further advancement of the 2014 Civic Coupe and Si models.  We are on an exciting path forward, as we draw on our past racing experiences and heritage," said Dave Gardner, vice president of sales and marketing, Honda Canada 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 and new side mirrors.

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 horsepower1 (+4 horsepower) and 174 lb-ft of torque2 (+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.

About Honda
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969. It has produced more than 6 million cars and trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario, where the Honda Civic and CR-V models are manufactured.  Honda Canada has invested more than $2.6 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $1.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than 3.7 million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada.

Summary of Vehicles on Display at the American Honda Booth
Honda Automobile Display
2014 Civic Si Coupe
2014 Civic EX-L Coupe equipped with Honda Genuine Accessories
2014 Accord Coupe with HFP® Accessories

From Honda Performance Development
HPD Civic Street Performance Concept
2014 CR-Z with HPD Street Performance Accessories
HPD Civic Si Coupe Race Car

Project Vehicles3
Bisimoto Engineering 2014 Odyssey Project
MAD Industries 2013 Accord Sedan Project
2013 Civic Si Sedan Project

Powersports Display
Eli Tomac's 2013 250 Motocross championship-winning CRF250R
The Slammer V-Twin custom cruiser concept
Pioneer side-by-side
Grom
CB1100
Gold Wing F6B
CBR1000RR
NC700X

Something Special
133 mph Mean Mower developed by Honda UK

1205 hp @ 7000 rpm (SAE net)
2 174 lb-ft of torque @ 4400 rpm (SAE net)
3 Aftermarket project vehicles. All modification information listed was provided by the vehicle builders and has not been confirmed by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. The modifications to these vehicles may void the manufacturer's warranty, may not be legal for street driving in all 50 states and have not been specifically suggested, recommended or approved by American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Image with caption: "A significantly updated 2014 Honda Civic Coupe made its world debut today at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, offering a first look at new exterior styling updates to Canada's best-selling passenger car. (CNW Group/Honda Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131105_C4547_PHOTO_EN_32992.jpg

Image with caption: "A significantly updated 2014 Honda Civic Coupe made its world debut today at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, offering a first look at new exterior styling updates to Canada's best-selling passenger car. (CNW Group/Honda Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131105_C4547_PHOTO_EN_32993.jpg

SOURCE: Honda Canada Inc.

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