Honda celebrates 50 years of its most popular model (photo)

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Honda celebrates the 50th anniversary of its most popular model (photo)

Honda Civic is the most successful model in the history of the Japanese brand. She brought Honda to the global market and over half a century in 170 countries sold over 27.5 million of these cars.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Honda Civic. It was this C-class model that made the Japanese brand famous throughout the world. Honda decided to celebrate the anniversary of the iconic car.

Honda celebrates the 50th anniversary of its most popular model (photo)

The very first Honda Civic in 1972 proved to be very successful outside of Japan, although few people had heard of the brand in Europe or the United States before that. The compact 3.5-meter car, weighing only 680 kg, made a successful debut – the fuel crisis had just begun and demand for fuel-efficient models had grown in the world.

Honda celebrates the 50th anniversary of its most popular model (photo)

Buyers appreciated not only the low fuel consumption, but also the high build quality and handling of the Honda Civic. A well-tuned chassis has become a kind of hallmark of all generations of the model.

Honda celebrates the 50th anniversary of its most popular model (photo)

The Honda Civic became especially popular in the 80s and 90s. It was positioned as an inexpensive car for active drivers. The top versions received engines with a proprietary VTEC valve timing system.

Since 1998, charged Honda Civic Type R has also been produced. At the same time, Civic has become one of the first models in the class with a hybrid power plant.

 Honda celebrates the 50th anniversary of its most popular model (photo)

In just half a century, 27.5 million Honda Civics have been sold in 170 countries around the world. Now the eleventh generation of the model is already in production, and the new Honda Civic Type R has become a kind of gift for the anniversary.

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