Since then, the Civic has built a name for itself for being reliable, affordable, and fuel-efficient. While it started as a subcompact, it has since grown to become a well-respected member of the compact segment. With almost 35, units sold in August of this year alone. The first-gen Civic was available as either a 2-door coupe or a 3- or 5-door door hatchback. Under the hood was a 1,cc, four-cylinder engine churning out an impressive HP. Due to the oil crisis, buyers desperately needed a low-priced, fuel-efficient car that would last.
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Since then, the Civic has built a name for itself for being reliable, affordable, and fuel-efficient. While it started as a subcompact, it has since grown to become a well-respected member of the compact segment. With almost 35, units sold in August of this year alone. The first-gen Civic was available as either a 2-door coupe or a 3- or 5-door door hatchback.
Under the hood was a 1,cc, four-cylinder engine churning out an impressive HP. Due to the oil crisis, buyers desperately needed a low-priced, fuel-efficient car that would last. For this and many other reasons, the Civic delivered notable sales figures in its first year over 32, units sold.
Well on its way towards becoming one of the best-selling cars of all time. Generation 2 — For its second-generation, the Civic enjoyed a complete overhaul.
The body was more generous, the styling more angular, and the engines more powerful. These included the base 1,cc engine, capable of HP, as well as an upgraded 1,cc model pushing HP. The second-gen model also saw the introduction of an FE model fuel efficiency. Though the coupe was no more, the Civic did see the addition of a 5-door wagon model. Generation 3 — The third-gen Honda Civic saw the release of a radically-new exterior design that more closely resembled the Civic we know today.
It was also in this generation that Honda decided to mix things up a bit. With the addition of a fastback coupe labeled the CRX , as well as a larger 5-door shuttle-wagon. This version of the Civic is also the first to feature Hondas popular D series engines, which first arrived in These were smaller and lighter, but still capable of producing a decent amount of power. It was also during this time that Honda added a 4WD variant. Better known as Realtime 4WD, which in some iteration is still used to this day.
Generation 4 — saw the release of the fourth generation of the Civic. With it came new, more powerful engines, as well as a suite of new model packages. Two of the most notable changes, though, were the addition of a double-wishbone suspension for the front and rear, and 4-wheel disc brakes. Because of these, handling improved dramatically, and so too did the Civics appeal. By , the Civic was available in three different model packages. First, was the DX, which featured a 1.
The upgraded LX came with a more powerful version of that same engine, producing HP, as well as the option of power windows and locks. At the top of the list was the EX, which came with the same features as the LX, but with larger 14" wheels and a more potent 1.
Generation 5 — The fifth generation of the Civic marked another complete redesign. This time, with a focus on performance and safety. The Civic was on its way towards mass-appeal. For the first time, features like standard side-airbags, and optional ABS brakes had arrived.
The range-topping EX came with an impressive 1. Transmissions included a standard 5-speed manual, as well as a 4-speed automatic on the DX hatchback, and all sedan models.
Generation 6 — The sixth generation of the Civic was still a step forward, though, not as big a step compared to previous years. New for this generation, though, was the 2-door coupe, the HX. Another first was the addition of a CVT , which promised to provide increased fuel economy while also upping performance. Perhaps the most exciting news for this generation was the reintroduction of the Si, which was now available as a coupe.
Under the hood was the most potent engine ever found in a Civic, a HP, 1. Generation 7 — As the Civic entered a new-millennia, so too did the options available to consumers. The front-end switched away from a double-wishbone suspension, in favor of McPherson struts. This new design gave the Civic a stiffer, more capable handling ability. The interior also saw a notable increase in size, as the Civic emerged into the compact segment.
Another first, to stay competitive in the fast-growing market, was the addition of a Hybrid model. Generation 8 — The public adored the Civics eighth generation, and it showed by the sheer number of awards it won. The Civic was available in three variants, a 4-door compact sedan, a 5-door hatchback, and a 2-door coupe sharing the same platform as the sedan.
Under the hood was a SOHC 1. Compared to earlier models, the HP it produced was impressive. The latest rendition of the Hybrid model found itself paired to a CVT for the first time. This coupling allowed US consumers to enjoy a staggering MPG in either the city or on the highway. Generation 9 — Due to the financial crisis, Honda aimed to make the Civic even more fuel-efficient, leading to the ninth-generation being smaller and lighter. New tech like "Eco Assist" helped to bolster mileage without lowering performance.
By now, ABS brakes were standard on all models, including both coupe, and sedan. As well as a new multilink rear suspension to improve ride quality. The latest version of the Si came with a brand-new 2. Bold styling, innovative safety tech , and powerful engine options have led to one of the most advanced compact cars ever built. Model choices include the sedan, coupe, a 5-door hatchback, and Si.
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