Did Honda Kill The 2017 Civic Si?

With the Civic Type R now in the lineup, the Si no longer has to play the role as the highest performance Civic. With its new position, Honda switched to a more efficient 1.5L turbo engine, and simplified the option sheet even further with buyers no longer getting a choice of factory navigation. With only 205 horsepower and subtle styling tweaks over a Civic Sport hatch, has the new Si lost it’s charm, in addition to losing VTEC?