About Honda Civic
The Honda Civic is a line of cars manufactured by Honda since 1972. It earned a reputation for being economical, reliable, and environmentally friendly early on. But later versions were known for their performance and sportiness. The Honda Civic has been redesigned several times for the international market. After becoming a leading motorcycle manufacturer in the 1950s, Honda launched the automobile in 1963. It achieved its first commercial success with the Civic. It competed with traditional small car manufacturers. It was a growing segment, with Civic sales peaking in the early 1970s and declining after that. The model soon prompted Japanese manufacturers to follow suit. Japanese buyers increasingly preferred smaller multi-purpose vehicles. The production of the Civic was discontinued in August 2010. In December 1973, the more efficient CVCC engine was introduced. The CVCC system did not require a catalytic converter or unleaded fuel to meet EPA emission standards.
The second-generation Civic was available as a three-door sedan. All Civic engines used the CVCC concept. In 1984, the Si Performance model was launched in Japan with an improved chassis and a DOHC ZC engine. The manual transmission had a synchronized sixth gear. It provided high torque at very low engine speeds. The real-time concept was still used but was technically improved compared to the first system. A redesigned Civic with larger dimensions and a lower hood was introduced in September 1987. A wide range of models and trim levels are available in world markets. All U.S. models have electronic fuel injection, but carbureted models are still available in other countries. The fourth-generation introduced fully independent rear suspension.
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The facelifted Civic was introduced in September 1991 for the 1992 model year. It was larger and more aerodynamic. The wagon version is only available in Japan, where the previous generation was produced until 1995. The sixth-generation, introduced in September 1995 for the 1996 model year, had a modern but less radical design than previous versions. It offered a wide variety of chassis and engines and the first gasoline Civic, the GX model. The first Civic Si coupe was launched in 1999 and was produced until 2000. In Europe, hatchback and sedan models were offered with the 1.6 VTi DOHC engine. The DOHC engine was offered in the Domani hatchback and 5-door wagon. Power was also increased in some versions. There were four main trim levels: DX, LX, EX and HX. The Civic Coupe was no longer offered in Japan as of this generation. In North America, both a coupe and sedan were available.
The eighth-generation Civic was launched in North America in September 2005 for the 2006 model year. Honda split the model into two different platforms for the eighth generation, one for the sedan and coupe and one for the hatchback. They were designed primarily for the European market. The models had a stiffer rear suspension and more aggressive styling than the Honda Fit. Acura Canada has a new name for the model. The ninth-generation Civic is available in four body styles. These are a sedan, coupe, hatchback and wagon, sold as Civic Tourer. The latter two models make up the Civic range for the European market. It was manufactured in the United Kingdom. Following criticism of the Civic's quality and refinement, the company redesigned the Honda Civic in late 2012 and introduced new exterior and interior features for the 2013 model year. The ninth generation was never released in Japan, except for a limited number of 750 Civic R-types sold in 2015.