The Continuous Advancement of the Civic
Birth of the Civic
 
Basic Car for the World
The New 2006 Civic
   
History of CIVIC
Successive Honda Civic Generations
First Generation - Second Generation
(1972-1979)
 
Third Generation - Fourth Generation
(1983-1987)
Fifth Generation - Sixth Generation
(1991-1995)
 
Seventh Generation (2000)
Technology
Key Technologies Behind the Civic’s Evolution
1972-1973
 
1984-1989
1995-2001
   
The Continuous Advancement of the Civic
First-generation Civic

According to Webster’s dictionary, the word “civic” means “of or relating to a citizen, a city, citizenship or civil affairs.” And so it was that the Honda Civic made its world debut in 1972, a year of great advancement in motorization in Japan. As its name suggests, the Civic incorporated Honda’s wish to create “a car for all people, a car for the world.” Ever since, the Civic has embodied Honda’s challenging spirit, always ahead of the pack and always delivering new levels of value. Now, 33 years since its launch, the Civic is sold in approximately 160 nations and regions worldwide. The Civic is truly a car for the global citizen and continues to earn the support and love of people around the world.

In this section, we will describe the evolution of the Civic as it approaches its first full model change in five years. We will also describe how our values have been encapsulated in this remarkable car.
2006 Civic (concept)

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