This is the latest accepted revision, reviewed on 7 December 2017. The Honda Civic is a line of small cars manufactured honda civic 2008 manual pdf Honda.
Originally a subcompact, the Civic has gone through several generational changes, becoming both larger and more upmarket and moving into the compact car segment. EPA guidelines for vehicle size class stipulate a car having combined passenger and cargo room of 110 to 119.
Civic sedan is technically a small-end mid-size car, although it still competes in the compact class. The Civic coupe is still considered a compact car.
The Civic currently falls between the Honda Fit and Accord. The first Civic was introduced in July 1972 as a two-door model, followed by a three-door hatchback that September. With an 1169 cc transverse engine and front-wheel drive like the British Mini, the car provided good interior space despite overall small dimensions.
In Japan, as customers increasingly shifted to minivans and compact cars like the Fit, production of non-hybrid Civic ended in August 2010 when it no longer complied with Japanese government dimension regulations in the width category. However, the Civic was reintroduced into the Japanese market with the launch of the tenth-generation model in 2017. After a period of developing idiosyncratic automobiles such as the lukewarmly received domestic Honda 1300, Honda considered pulling out of automobile manufacturing altogether by the early 1970s. However, the more conventional Civic’s release in 1972 immediately changed things, thanks to its economy, reliability and low cost in an era of rising fuel prices.
Honda’s CVCC technology helped it make it affordable, meeting 1970s and early 1980s emission standards without an expensive catalytic converter. The first generation Honda Civic was introduced on 11 July 1972, but sold as a 1973 model in Japan.