2022 Honda Civic Si Will Be Sedan-Only

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, Automotive Editor - June 29, 2021

With Honda officially unveiling both the sedan and hatchback body styles for the all-new 2022 Civic, we were hoping to get some good news about the upcoming high-performance Si and Type R trims. After seeing Honda discontinue the coupe body style, we thought the automaker would offer the hatchback with an Si trim. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen, as Autoblog reports that the 2022 Civic Si will only be offered as a sedan.

Originally, the outlet found a tweet by Honda Canada that stated the Civic Si will be a sedan-only offering. After seeing the tweet, Autoblog reached out to a U.S. representative for the Japanese automaker who confirmed the same news for the U.S. market.

The news is a bit sad, as we had our fingers crossed in the hopes that the hatchback would be offered with an Si trim. Things seemed to line up when Honda confirmed that the Civic Hatchback would be offered with a six-speed manual, a major difference versus the sedan which is only available with a continuously variable automatic transmission.

Additionally, for consumers, this means that unlike last year, the sporty Civic Si will only be available with one body style. Previously, the Civic Si was available in both sedan and coupe bodies. The high-performance Civic Type R was only available as a hatchback.

Honda introduced the first Civic Si in 1986 as a hatchback model. Another new generation of the sporty compact came out in 1990, a year after the release of the all-new Civic. In 1992, the Civic Si came with fuel injection and variable intake-valve timing and lift (VTEC), which has become a staple in Honda’s cars. Honda took a long hiatus before introducing the 1999 Civic Si in a coupe body style.

The Civic Si returned to only being available in a hatchback body style for the 2003 model year, though it certainly wasn’t the prettiest model in the lineup’s history. The 2006 model year saw the Civic Si be available in a coupe body style, while a sedan variant came out in 2007. Honda came out with a new Civic Si in 2012, though the model wasn’t well received, which could explain why Honda introduced a revamped model for 2014.

The most recent generation of the Civic Si came out in 2017. Available in both coupe and sedan body styles, the sporty compact vehicle was only offered with a manual transmission and a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder making 205 horsepower. Throughout the Civic Si’s history, the model has always been a vehicle with a high-revving engine, agile handling, and an affordable price tag. These hallmark qualities have made the Civic Si a well-loved car for enthusiasts.

At this stage, we don’t know a lot about the upcoming Civic Si. We’re sure it will come with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission. When the sporty sedan arrives, it will compete with the Hyundai Elantra N, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Subaru WRX, and Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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