Honda Showcases New Civic Si At The 2005 Sema Show

05.November, 2005 @14:11     Coupe News
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 1, 2005) - As part of its launch in the U.S., Honda showcased the new Civic Si at the 2005 SEMA Show, a highly significant new model that reinforces Honda’s commitment to the sport compact market, the largest and fastest-growing segment of the specialty equipment industry.
As the Vehicle Manufacturer of the Show (VMOS), Honda utilized the influential automotive event to introduce the performance-oriented Civic Si to thousands of manufacturers and buyers of specialty equipment products. Those products—created for the Civic Si in conjunction with its introduction to the U.S. market—will ultimately be purchased by untold numbers of consumers who have long regarded the Civic line as a staple of the sport compact segment.The 2006 Civic Si features a 197-horsepower DOHC 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine, 6-speed manual transmission, a limited slip differential, and a performance-oriented exhaust system.

"Honda vehicles are among the most popular in the automotive specialty equipment market, and Honda’s role as Vehicle Manufacturer of the Show will allow the brand to maintain a strong presence in this market now and in the future,” said Christopher J. Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. John Mendel, senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., agreed, stating that Honda’s high level of participation in the SEMA show this year sends a strong message to performance enthusiasts.
“We’re showing that Honda is serious about delivering desirable products that perform well out of the box and create the perfect platform for personalization,” said Mendel.

Honda also unveiled the "Sport Concept Civic Si" and a number of Honda vehicles built specially for the SEMA Show. Among these are a 19 Civic Si show cars that were delivered to sport compact vehicle builders across the U.S., which are on display at the show.