History of CIVIC

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Fourth Generation

Fourth Generation

1987

Developers of the fourth-generation Civic emphasized “exhilarating performance based on human sensitivities.” Targeting higher efficiency, Honda created its Hyper 16-valve engine in five variations, from 1,300cc to 1,500cc. Combined with a four-wheel double wishbone suspension, the result was everything a person could want in a car. In 1989, the Company unveiled the Civic SiR, equipped with its high-performance DOHC VTEC engine, featuring Honda’s revolutionary variable valve timing technology. That model received the “Golden Steering Wheel Award” from Bild am Sonntag, a German newspaper. It also ranked first according to a 1989 survey about car quality and reliability conducted by France’s L’Automobile Magazine.

CIVIC 3door Hatchback

CIVIC 3door Hatchback

CIVIC 4door Sedan

CIVIC 4door Sedan

CIVIC 5door SHUTTLE

CIVIC 5door SHUTTLE

CR-X Coupe

CR-X Coupe

1.6i DOHC VTEC engine

1.6i DOHC VTEC 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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