2-door/4-door 4-seater saloon/hatchback saloon.
First truly 'grown-up' Honda to reach Europe, the Civic established growing up to longer-wheelbase 75bhp 1500. Conventional Supermini type, with transverse four-cylinder engine, front drive, front disc brakes, choice of manual or Hondamatic transmission, and independent rear end. Hatchbacks soon added - range, prospects and appeal all expended. CVCC (emission-conscious) units with three valves per cylinder for Japan/USA only.
- 1169cc/1238cc/1335cc/1488cc (S4 Tr OC)
- Front engine, front-wheel drive
- Production dates:
- 1972 to 1979
- Number produced: