2016 Honda Civic Si Concept
Category : 2016 Cars
In South Africa, MBSA (Mercedes Benz of SA) built the Civic as the Ballade only in 4dr. Continuing in the sporty tradition of the original Civic SiR, Honda sold several similarly equipped variants of the fifth generation car, still referred to as the Civic SiR, in Japan, Asia, and Europe. The wagon variant was now only available in the Japanese market where the previous generation wagon was carried over until 1995. The fifth generation remains popular among tuners and racers alike. A new bodystyle was introduced with this generation called the Civic Coupe, based from the Civic Ferio sedan, and was sold in North America, Europe and Japan. A special model was the 180i with the B18B4, that was fitted to Ballade models. In North America the Si featured a SOHC VTEC valve train, whereas the VX featured the VTEC-E. The efficiency of the previous HF model was replaced by the VX hatchback which, with an EPA rating of 48/55 MPG, was Honda’s most fuel efficient model sold at the time. The Japanese Si featured a DOHC non-VTEC valve train D16A9. Introduced in September 1991 for the 1992 model year, the redesigned Civic featured increased dimensions, as well as more aerodynamic styling.
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. Honda’s CVCC technology helped it make it affordable, meeting 1970s and early 1980s emission standards without an expensive catalytic converter. 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.