Honda Civic is certainly a long-history model as the first generation of the subcompact car entered the market in 1972 being sold as a 1973 model. The Japanese model replaced the Honda N360 and was offered in five body styles, namely two-door coupe, three-door hatchback, four-door sedan but also five-door hatchback and station wagon.
Over the time, Honda Civic grew in size to a length of 4,5 meters, a width of 1,7 meters and a height of 1,4 meters, figures available for the US sedan. The ninth-generation Civic was revealed at the 2011 North American International Auto Show while the deliveries started in spring 2011.
Offered as a two-door coupe, four-door sedan, three and five-door hatchback, the Japanese model packs an entry-level 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine, a larger 1.8-liter unit but also a 2.4-liter i-VTEC I4 offering 200 horsepower and 230 Nm of torque.
Honda also prepared a fuel-efficient hybrid version of the new Civic, a model which is able to return a fuel economy of 5,3 liters/100 km thanks to the hybrid powertrain which includes the 1.5-liter i-VTEC unit and an electric motor.