Sure the Civic Type R is exciting, but it seems that Honda is also planning on offering a medium performance model of the Civic, the Civic Si.
Motoring.com.au reports that power will come from the turbocharged 1.5L inline-four announced at the concept unveiling at the New York Auto Show earlier this year. The output will be tuned to around 200hp which is 25% more than the 148hp version of the same engine in the Japan-market Honda StepWGN. Torque would be bumped up from 150 lb-ft to 192 lb-ft.
The Civic Si would likely come with only a manual transmission.