History of CIVIC

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Second Generation

Second Generation

1979

Seeking to create a “high-quality car representing 1980s values,” Honda implemented the first full model change of the Civic in seven years, resulting in enhanced economy, interior comfort and driving performance. This led to the development in 1980 of the CVCC-II engine, which delivered improved combustion efficiency. In 1981, Honda rolled out the Civic Country station wagon and the Civic 4-Door Sedan, featuring a Hondamatic transmission with overhead drive, front-wheel drive and notchback styling. The new Civic received the “U.S. Import Car of the Year 1980” award from Motor Trend Magazine.

CIVIC 3door

CIVIC 3door

CIVIC 5door

CIVIC 5door

CIVIC 4door sedan

CIVIC 4door sedan

CIVIC COUNTRY

CIVIC COUNTRY

CIVIC VAN

CIVIC VAN

CVCC-II Engine

CVCC-II Engine

Tenth Generation (2015 -)Tenth Generation (2015 -)
Ninth Generation (2011)Ninth Generation (2011)
Eighth Generation (2006)Eighth Generation (2006)
Seventh Generation (2000)Seventh Generation (2000)
Sixth Generation (1995)Sixth Generation (1995)
Fifth Generation (1991)Fifth Generation (1991)
Fourth Generation (1987)Fourth Generation (1987)
Third Generation (1983)Third Generation (1983)
Second Generation (1979)Second Generation (1979)
First Generation (1972)First Generation (1972)
Birth of the CivicBirth of the Civic

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