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2020 Honda Civic Si gets new look, shorter final-drive ratio

Honda Sensing driver-assistance tech is now standard across the lineup.

Honda has refreshed the Civic Si for the 2020 model year, tweaking the coupe and sedan's styling and modifying the drivetrain for more responsive acceleration.

The lower bumper fog-light housings now feature gloss black surrounds and a body-color crossbar, while the Honda 'wing' grille has been altered. All Si models now ride on matte black 18-inch wheels shrouded in all-season performance tires.

The headlights are now multi-element LED lamps with a wider and longer beam pattern, while the fog lights have also switched to LEDs.

Inside, the coupe and sedan both feature new sport seats with red accents on the bottom and back. Red trim highlights the instrument panel, complementing the updated Display Audio system that arrived for the 2019 model year.

The 2020 edition carries over its 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 205 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. The company has shortened the final-drive ration by six percent, which promises an "improved acceleration feel," however Honda hasn't specifically claimed the change shortens the cars' zero-to-60 mph times.

The Honda Sensing driver-assistance suite is now standard across the lineup. The technology package includes automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and road departure mitigation.

The revised Civic Si will land in showrooms on September 6 with prices starting at $25,000.

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