One of the most popular passenger car models of a well-known Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
First Civic was introduced in 1972. This small front-wheel-drive hatchback, although not distinguished by its impressive appearance, immediately attracted the attention of many consumers, not only in Japan, but throughout the world. Despite the small size, the model turned out to be roomy and quite comfortable. Not too powerful, but economical and meeting all the requirements of environmentalists of those years, the engine (by the way, installed across, which made it possible to increase the interior space - a concept similar to that used in the legendary MINI) provided the car with good dynamics. With all this, the Civic turned out to be very reliable, not too demanding, and generally okay downed machine. Which provided him with a steady growth in popularity in Japan, the USA and Europe.
Engineers Honda managed to offer consumers a good urban model. A sort of Japanese version of the "people's car". And they did not lose - popularity Civic the most positive impact on the development of the brand as a whole.
|The eighth generation Civic (image from the official website)|
The success of the first version led to the appearance of the following ones - the second (1979), the third (1983), the fourth (1988) ... At the time of this writing, there were already eight (2005) generations. Not all of them were with a hatchback body: experiments were made with station wagon, sedan, coupe bodies. However, the hatchback remained the "calling card" of the model. Since 1997, there are also sports versions Civic – Type R, where the letter "R" means "racing". There are already two generations of the model Honda Civic Hybrid with a combined propulsion (conventional internal combustion engine and electric motor).
Honda Civic - one of two Japanese centenarians, along with Toyota Corolla, which is somewhat older (produced since 1968). Over the years of its existence Civic She has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and prizes. She knew (and it seems that she will know more than once) this model and the titles “best in the world” and “best in Japan”, as well as “car of the year”, which she won at various auto shows and which she was awarded by famous automobile magazines. She was also praised by environmentalists.