The Honda Civic is a line of compact cars and compact cars made and manufactured by Honda then. Civic, Honda Prelude, with the approval and vehicles involved in North America until the 1990s, when the model lineup was expanded sold. Once through several generational changes, the Civic has become larger and more luxurious, and currently gone slots between the Fit and Accord.
It was introduced in July 1972 as a two-door model, followed by a three-door version that September. With the transverse engine mounting of its 1169 cc engine and front-wheel drive like the British Mini, provided. Interior of the car well despite overall small dimensions not in citation given] Early models of the Civic typically includes a basic AM radio, heater, foam cushioned plastic trim, two speed wipers and painted steel rims with chrome nut. Over the years it has become much more upscale with options such as air conditioning, central locking, electric windows, leather, navigation system and a six-speed manual transmission. Initially gaining a reputation for being economical, reliable and environmentally friendly later iterations have become known for performance and sportiness, especially the Civic Type-R, Honda Civic and Honda Civic SiR GTi.
The Honda Civic is for international markets with such models as the Honda Ballade, which was produced British Leyland-Triumph Acclaim in UK and renamed Honda Acura EL. The Civic platform also served as the basis for the CR-X sport compact, the CR-X del Sol targa convertible, the Honda Concerto, the first generation of the Honda Civic, Honda Civic and CR-V compact SUV shift. From 1985 to 2006, the Civic Japanese dealership Honda Primo was dedicated, with Civic variants at Honda Verno and Honda Clio locations sold.
Since 2006, a total of 16.5 million Civics have been sold worldwide, with 7.3 million of them in the United States. In 2012, the Civic, the best-selling car in Canada for 14 years. With gas prices and a weak economy in June 2008, the Civic supplanted the Ford F-Series, to be the best-selling vehicle in the United States this month.
In Japan ceased production of non-hybrid Civic for domestic market in August 2010 and the Civic Hybrid production for the domestic market in December 2010 ended. In recent years, customers are shifted to minivans and compact cars like Honda Fit. Honda Fit Hybrid in Japan started in October. However, production of Civic and Civic hybrid for export markets will continue.
First Generation Honda Civic (1973-1979)
The first generation Honda Civic was introduced in 1972, but sold as a 1973 model. DC is a four-cylinder water-cooled engine in 1169 and disc brakes, equipped with buckets before vinyl simulated wood trim on the dashboard, and optional air conditioning and an AM / FM. The Civic’s coupe, sedan and hatchback three and five-door estate available. Since the oil crisis of 1973, the demand for highly fuel-efficient vehicles, and because the engine is able to operate both with and without lead, gave the driver the flexibility of fuel choice other vehicles. The CVCC engine was started in 1975 and had a head design that does not require for more efficient combustion and a power system CVCC, can fulfill a catalytic converter or unleaded fuel to emissions standards in the U.S. North 1972nd The Civic was a platform expansion of three-door, called the Honda Accord, accompanied 1976th.
Second generation Honda Civic (1980-1983) SL, SS, RS, ST, VC, VD
The second generation Honda Civic was introduced in 1980. She was tall, had an angular shape, and came with increased engine power. All Civic engines now the CVCC design, which adds turn introduced third valves per cylinder, the lean burn technology. The base engine of 1335 cc is 55 hp, optional. With a 1488 cc engine with 67 HP Three transmissions are offered: a four-speed manual transmission, a five-speed manual transmission and two-speed semi-automatic four-door Honda has a “Hondamatic” A ballad version called under the agreement was built Mercedes. Benz South Africa.
Third Generation Honda Civic (1984-1987) AG, AH, AJ, AK, AL, EC
The third generation was launched in 1983. Various models of the five-door and wagon were in a “trolley” or four-door “wagovan” is sometimes colloquially referred to as “bread box” because of its appearance, as merged the Honda Civic Shuttle. A coupe with two extra points marked CRX was introduced, noted for its compact dimensions and low weight. The third generation Civic saw the introduction of the long running four-cylinder D series, including a new 1.5-liter CVCC. 1984 also saw the introduction of a high-performance model for the Japanese market, with improved suspension and when the 1.6 L DOHC ZC was estimated at 130 hp. Sc models in the United States 7 and Civic Si Sedan and Civic Si door variant with a fuel injected 91 hp, proposed 12-valve SOHC engine. A 4WD engine with different transmission media was first introduced in 1984 and later updated in 1987. It offers fuel consumption compared with today’s compact 8-cylinder mpg highway 4WD SUV about 28th The AWD system was operated switch and called “realtime” because it could be engaged and disengaged while driving. Manual is sixth report, called “SL”, which was synchronized for very low speeds. Since 1985, the Japanese were now exclusively civic Honda Primo, with versions sold at Honda Verno and Honda Clio. A four-door version called the ballad under the agreement, Mercedes Benz South Africa was built, were the models 1300, 1500, 1500i, 1600i and 1.6 DOHC injection.
Fourth Generation Honda Civic (1988-1991) – EC, ED, EE, EF
n 1988, the Civic was redesigned with increased dimensions and a lower hood line. A wide range of models and versions were offered for various markets around the world. The most important are the Japanese market, Lord, the European VTi, the UK / Europe 1.6i GTi-16 and the New Zealand market. All U.S. models, electronic fuel injection, but carbureted models were still elsewhere. The fourth generation was the introduction of a fully independent rear suspension on the choice of models.  [not in citation given] In addition, the Honda CRX continued part of the Civic family, the HF, DX, and Si model in the four-door version called ballad United States to be included under the agreement were built Mercedes Benz South Africa 1500 models 16v, 16v 1600i, 1600i, DOHC 16v. VTEC model was expected, but he killed costs.
Fifth Generation Honda Civic (1992-1995) – EC, EH, EJ1, EJ2
Introduced in 1992, the redesigned Civic featured a still wider and more aerodynamic. The wagon version is now available on the Japanese market, which hosted the previous generation car again until the 1995th The efficiency of the previous HF model was replaced by the VX hatchback which was with an EPA-rated 48/55 mpg, Honda fuel efficient model sold at the time. In North America, if a SOHC VTEC valve train, while the VX featured the VTEC-E. If the Japanese valvetrain DOHC VTEC D16A9 not. In New Zealand the powerful Civic was investigated. In keeping with the sporty tradition of the original Civic SiR, Honda several similarly equipped variants of the fifth generation car, sold or designated as Civic SiR, in Japan, Asia and Europe. MBSA built in South Africa as a ballad Civic 4 door only. A special model was the 180i with the B18B4 which took ballad models. Body was called with the new generation Civic Coupe, Civic Ferio is based on the sedan was introduced and sold in North America, Europe and Japan. The fifth generation is still the same with racers and tuners popular.
Sixth Generation Honda Civic (1996-2000) – EK3, EK4, EK5, EK9, EJ6, Ex7, EJ8, EJ9 EM1,
The sixth generation presented updated style although less radical than previous redesigns. Chassis and engine options are available with its first natural gas-powered Civic GX. 1996-2000, the Civic is sold in the CX, DX, EX, EXR, HX, LX, and Canada, SE trim If all base models with 1.6L engines were made. The EX-CX are SOHC. The CX, DX, LX and not all VTEC D16Y7 engines, while the EX has a VTEC D16Y8 and D16Y5 HX VTEC-E. Canadian Sir If USDM and comes with a DOHC. The first Civic Si Coupe EM1 was introduced in 1999. Europe has seen a DOHC 1.6 VTI hatch and sedan and a DOHC 1.8VTI Domani was for the five-door and the cultural heritage in the context available.
Seventh Generation Honda Civic (2001-2005) – EM2, ES1, EP2, EP3, EU1, EV1
The seventh generation was released in September 2000. While the new design, the size of the previous generation keeps the outside, the interior was in part by using a flat rear floor and flows improved in a Civic small car segment. Changed the front suspension to a double triangle with a MacPherson strut, in order to reduce costs and allow more space for the engine bay newly introduced Honda K-series engine. Power was also increased on some trim levels. The three main trim levels were DX, LX and EX. The Civic Coupe has withdrawn from sale in Japan from this generation.
In North America, coupe and sedan styles available, unless it is offered only as a three-door. The rest of the world received three and five-door hatchback. The Type-R was redesigned, this time. With a stronger i-VTEC engine and the three-door hatchback body style This generation saw Honda introduce their first Civic Hybrid, powered by a 1.3-liter engine.
Eighth Generation Honda Civic (2006-2011) – FD2, FA1, FG1, FG2, FA5, FK, FN
For model generation Honda Civic 2006 in two different platforms, one developed for the sedan and coupe, and the other for a sedan especially for the European market with a simple rear suspension of the Honda Fit and more aggressive styling. Since 2006, a total of 16.5 million Civics have been sold worldwide, with 7.3 million of them in the United States. Although the North American region and the home market model differ externally, they are mechanically identical. The tailgate is a three and five doors. If and Type-R trim levels continue to be mechanically different, despite the Japanese and European Type-R while sharing the same size engine. United States, has been offered improved sportier Honda Civic 4-door Mugen kit from the tuner with cosmetic changes and changes to the suspension, wheels, small external differences, and the exhaust system. A Canadian model Acura has just received a new plate, Acura EL to the Acura CSX. The purpose of this model generation also marks the end of the Civic Type-R in Japan. Currently there are no Japanese Honda Civic Type-R successor.