Mk7 Civic Series II
1 Nov 2003
The facelifted Civic Vi hatch saw new bumpers, grille, tailgate, taillights, wheels and cabin trim, while the redesigned headlights and seats were an improvement.
Meanwhile the Thai-built sedan had to wait until March ’04 for its minor front and rear makeover.
At the same time a Japanese-built Civic Hybrid sedan appeared, powered by an Ultra Low Emission 63kW/119Nm 1.3-litre I-DSI VTEC four-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor (located between the engine and CVT automatic transmission), that together produces 69kW of power and 146Nm of torque.
Small styling revisions and an aerodynamics-aiding body kit, along with new-design wheels, mark out the five-seat Civic Hybrid sedan.
The Road to Recovery podcast series
19th of February 2004
First drive: Civic goes green
Forget the quirky Insight: Honda’s new hybrid is clothed as the mass-market Civic
11th of May 2001
Honda 2000 Civic GLi sedan
Honda's 2000 Civic sedan was as conservative as its hatch sibling was progressive
When it was new