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History of the Honda Civic | Love Honda | Homosassa, FL

History of the Honda Civic | Love Honda | Homosassa, FL
Believe it or not, Honda used to be known more for its motorcycles than it did its cars. The Honda Civic, which entered the market in 1973, changed that forever. When the small Honda Civic appeared at dealerships, drivers and critics were blown away by how efficient it was (already offering 40 miles per gallon on the highway).

Through the late 1980s, Honda introduced three generations of the Honda Civic. During this time, drivers continued to appreciate the efficiency of the Honda Civic, especially following the 1973 oil crisis. At first, the Honda Civic was offered as a two-door coupe, five-door hatchback, station wagon, and three-door hatchback. But by the third generation of the Civic, Honda introduced the Honda Civic Shuttle—a four-door shuttle hatch.

The fourth, fifth, and sixth generations of the Honda Civic took us through the 1990s and into the new millennium. During the fourth generation, Honda made the Civic slightly larger, and the fifth generation saw the Civic reach up to 55 miles per gallon on the highway.

Honda overhauled the whole design of the Honda Civic over the next three generations (seven, eight, and nine), which ran from 2001 through 2015. During the eighth generation, Honda put the Civic sedan and Civic coupe on two separate platforms for the first time and introduced the performance variant of the Honda Civic, called the Civic Si. Honda continued to improve fuel economy, introducing Eco Assist technology during the ninth generation.

The tenth and current generation of Honda Civic started just a few years ago, back in 2016. Honda currently offers the Honda Civic Hatchback, Honda Civic Sedan, and Honda Civic Coupe, all of which are available for purchase and test drives at Love Honda. The Civic Si performance variants are also available for both sedan and coupe models.

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