History of CIVIC

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Eighth Generation

Eighth Generation

2006

The eighth generation Civic featured improvements in all measures of an automobile’s value, including driving performance, fuel economy, environmental friendliness, and packaging.  It was designed to surround its occupants with sensuous quality and to provide a ride that everyone would enjoy and appreciate.

In the United States, the series included the ever-popular two- and fourdoor models, providing excellent driving comfort and fuel economy thanks to a new engine, and improved safety performance.

In Europe, where competition in the compact car market is intense, the series included three- and fivedoor models, and also featured an original Honda-developed diesel engine to broaden its presence.

In Japan and elsewhere in Asia, Honda rejuvenated the Civic’s image by providing new visual features that closely reflect regional characteristics.

In 2006, Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd., an affiliate based in Wuhan, China, began producing the eighth generation Civic.

As a result, the Civic is produced in six regions worldwide, further highlighting its presence as a truly global car.

All of the new Civic models worldwide featured newly developed engines that deliver performance equivalent to larger engines, but with the fuel efficiency of smaller engines—thereby taking performance and efficiency to a new level.

CIVIC 1.8GL

CIVIC 1.8GL

CIVIC HYBRID MX

CIVIC HYBRID MX

CIVIC TYPE R

CIVIC TYPE R

CIVIC TYPE R EURO

CIVIC TYPE R EURO

CIVIC 5door Hatchback (Europe)

CIVIC 5door Hatchback (Europe)

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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