Egyenlőre elég kezdetleges, később kifogom bővíteni leírásokkal az egyes modelleket, ahogy időm engedi :) Nagyon sok Honda Civic kép van az oldalon, időrendi sorrendbe állítva. Pl.: 1977 Honda Civic Hatchback 1980 Honda Civic DX Hatchback 1984 Honda Civic Hatchback
1973-1979 Prior to 1973, Honda was a company known more for its motorcycles than for its cars, which were tiny two-cylinder 600cc runabouts. This changed when the Civic debuted for 1973. The Civic offered amazing space efficiency in a fun little car that achieved more than 40 mpg on the highway. Room for four passengers was quite a feat for a car that possessed such diminutive dimensions as an 86.6-inch wheelbase and 139.8-inch overall length. A small transversely mounted engine and front-wheel-drive layout (an arrangement that was something of a novelty to the American car market) and 12-inch wheels maximized interior room. Indeed, early ads for the Civic boasted that it had more passenger room than many larger cars. Two similar body styles were available, a hatchback and a 'sedan.' These Civics were identical, even the rear of the cars looked the same, except that one had a hatchback and the other had a small vertical panel that opened to allow access to the 'trunk.' The early Civic had a few style quirks, such as turn signal lights that looked as if they were added on after the car was already built and a bulging center divider in the grille.
Honda Classic Cars is for first generation Honda Civic, Accord, Prelude and Jazz cars Honda cars from the 1970's and early 1980's are now appreciated as classic cars in the UK and elsewhere. This was a very important period for Honda. The company grew quickly and became recognised as a world-class auto manufacturer. The Civic of 1972 was a landmark car that established Honda in many markets. The Civic was well designed and well built and proved the flair that Honda was to develop in later models. Honda cars had integrity of design and manufacture that set them apart from other makes of the time - even other Japanese makers. Contemporary road tests remarked that Hondas were comparable to European manufacturers in terms of performance and handling, and with high standards of manufacture and reliability, Honda set new standards within the industry. These were qualities that appealed to buyers then and still appeal today. Honda Classic Cars launch seeks to encourage the interest of these early Honda cars. The site is based in the UK but Hondas were exported all over the world in basically the same form.
1973 Honda begins selling the Civic in Europe. The Civic ranks third in Europe's Car of the Year Awards in the same year, the highest ranking for a Japanese vehicle at the time. CVCC engine complies with Clean Air Amendments for 1975. Dec '73 4-door Civic comes on the scene with a wheelbase of 228cm. Nov '74 A 5-door wagon is released on the same 228cm wheelbase, however with a rigid rear axle and leaf springs instead of independent coil suspension. Civic wins 'Car of the Year Japan' award for the 3rd consecutive year, firmly entrenching its name in the Japanese market. 1975 Overseas production begins in Indonesia, the eleventh country to produce the Civic. Production already takes place in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. 1976 Production at Honda's Suzuka plant reaches the magical one million mark, outstripping motorbike production. Sep '77 5-door hatchback introduced July '79 The second generation Civic arrives, resulting in enhanced economy, interior comfort and driving performance. In the same style as the first, it rides on a wheelbase of 225 and 232cm respectively for the 3-door and 5-door hatchbacks.