Watch the 10th Generation Honda Civic Si Prototype reveal

 

Honda has revealed the 10th generation Civic Si prototype to show off the performance direction of the 2017 Si coupe and sedan. Honda has a long history with its Si name plate and hopes to come out swinging with what they claim to be the most powerful Civic Si they’ve ever produced. The Si will be at the 2016 LA Auto show in coupe, sedan and hatchback variations. Even bigger news is that Honda will finally be bringing a Civic Type R to the US. It’s been something import tuners have lusted after for years and Honda is finally making it happen. Details about the new Type R haven’t been fully released but Honda will have a prototype of it on display along side the new Civic Si. 

Powering this new Civic Si will be a high-performance and high-torque 1.5 liter direct injected turbo engine mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. Additionally this Civic will offer a new active damper system, active steering, limited slip differential, and high performance tires. These are all things people have been modding onto Civics for years in the aftermarket. Limited slip differential, turbo, high torque engines, appearance kits; it’s as if Honda finally opened up a Honda Tuning magazine and saw what all the fuss has been about all these years. This car should make for a great base platform for further tuning or an excellent platform for those that wanted all these things in the past but didn’t want to modify their factory cars. Well done Honda, well done. 

The Civic Si will be on dealer lots next year as Honda rolls out all models of the Civic lineup for 2017. The roll out with finish with the Type R Civic later in 2017.

Thieves favorite cars to steal in CT

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released their top stolen car report for 2011.  The most popular vehicle for a thief was  the 1997 Honda Accord and the 1998 Honda Civic. Every year the agency checks police records of stolen vehicles throughout the country and they compile a list of most popular vehicles that are stolen. In the national list of most popular cars stolen the 1994 Honda Accord and 1998 Honda Civic were among the top cars. In Connecticut 7 out of the top 10 cars were foreign vehicles.

There is a silver lining to this story and that is the reports show that there was a decline in car thefts in the country. Car thefts have not been this low since 1967 reported the FBI. A lot  of this has to do with new technology that deters thieves from stealing a car. Things like VIN etching, new security systems, and key code technology.

Here is the list of the top vehicles stolen in Connecticut.

Rank Vehicle Year
1. Honda Accord 1997
2. Honda Civic 1998
3. Acura Integra 1995
4. Nissan Maxima 1998
5. Toyota Camry 1999
6. Dodge Caravan 1999
7. Nissan Altima 2005
8. Toyota Corolla 1996
9. Ford Pickup (Full Size) 1997
10. Jeep Grand Cherokee 2000