Honda Civic Hatch Motoring Review
The Honda Civic Si is one such handy and economic car that provides tremendous convenience. It is so convenient that you won’t even have problem fitting it in between those who struggle to park their big cars properly. The Si is known to stand for Sequential Injection or Sport Injected and comes on the third generation of the Honda Civic series. The Si badge was introduced by Honda in 1984. In 1986, the Si trim was extended to the Civic hatchback, offering the same performance of the CRX Si but with four-seats. Added improvements for the Civic Si hatchback included a removable glass sunroof, a five-speed manual gearbox, tilt steering wheel, a full-width taillight panel, a color-keyed front airdam and a roof spoiler.
With the Civic Hatch, Honda has defied convention to bring you a car where form meets function and beauty meets practicality. The futuristic styling and advanced engineering that have gone into the 8th generation Honda Civic 5-door are not just redesigns; they are radical reinterpretations of what is possible in automobile design and manufacturing.
The fourth generation Civic Si shares a chassis with the 2nd generation Honda CRX. The main standard features of the Si trim are the power sun roof/moon roof, tachometer, passenger door mirror, color matched bumpers, dash clock, larger exhaust, front and rear anti-roll bars, 14" wheels and sport seats. Additional options are air conditioning and fog lights, as well as the different Honda Genuine Accessory alloy wheels. Notable features on the Hatch include high level luxury features such as full leather interior, heated front seats, climate control, multi-function leather steering wheel, cruise control and rear parking sensors, 5-Speed manual or automatic transmission, front, side and curtain driver and passenger airbags and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
The Civic is a great looking small family car. It has also been blessed with superb build quality and agile handling, while the boot is one of the largest in its class. The 2007 model changes for the Civic Si include the addition of the Si trim for sedans, vehicle stability assist (VSA), darker silver wheels, body-color grille, a deck lid spoiler, reversed red/black coloring on the secondary gauge cluster, and Si-embroidered front floor mats. For the 2008 model year, the Civic Si received minor modifications that include even darker wheels than the 2007 model and a new shift boot with red stitching. Mechanical changes include a new tyre pressure monitor system, a new rear upper arm that decreases the amount of rear camber, and a lowered spring rate for the coupe to match the sedan.
Vehicle color selections include a range of seven top of the range color options; i.e. the Fiji Blue Pearl, Galaxy Grey Metallic, Habanero Red Pearl, Nighthawk Black pearl, Rallye Red, Taffeta White and Alabaster Silver Metallic. Changes for the 2009 Si include a revised front bumper and grill, a new split five-spoke 17-inch wheel design, fog lamps and a USB MP3 player input as standard equipment, clear-lensed and amber bulbs for the front and rear turn signals, a clear instead of red third brake light in the rear spoiler, and chrome trunk trim for the sedan. Several new colors were also introduced, such as Redline Orange Pearl, Dyno Blue, Polished Metal Metallic, and Crystal Black Pearl, replacing the previously similar colors. The 2010 Civic Si has seen no significant changes, save for a black engine cover, instead of silver.
The Honda Civic Hatch has grown over the years, since the 1980s. To date the result is a beautiful Hatch that delivers quality and performance to the market without compromise.