History of CIVIC

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Third Generation

Third Generation

1983

The concept for the third-generation Civic was “maximum space for people, minimum space for mechanisms.” Based on this concept, Honda developed three-, four- and five-door variations of the Civic—a three-door hatchback and four-door sedan, as well as a five-door shuttle offering superior utility space. In 1984, the Company unveiled the Civic Si, featuring a DOHC engine incorporating Formula 1 technologies. It was instantly popular thanks to its innovative, long-roofed design, and won the “Car of the Year Japan” award in 1984. In the United States, the Civic placed first in fuel efficiency tests conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1984 for the second consecutive year. In Europe, it won the “Torino-Piedmonte Car Design Award 1984.”

Civic 3door Hatchback

Civic 3door Hatchback

CIVIC 4door Sedan

CIVIC 4door Sedan

CIVIC 5door SHUTTLE

CIVIC 5door SHUTTLE

CIVIC PRO

CIVIC PRO

CIVIC Si

CIVIC Si

1.6L DOHC 16-valve Engine

1.6L DOHC 16-valve 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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