Honda Civic (seventh generation)
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East Liberty, Ohio
Alliston, Ontario, Canada
|Car body style||2-door Coupe (EM)|
3-door Hatchback (EP)
4-door Sedan (car) (ES)
5-door Hatchback (EU)
|Automobile layout||FF layout|
|Internal combustion engine||Straight-4|
1.5 L D15Z6 Straight-4
1.5 L D15y2 Straight-4
1.7 L D17A1 Straight-4
1.7 L D17A6 Straight-4
1.7 L D17A2 Straight-4
2.0 L K20A3 Straight-4
2.0 L K20A Straight-4
|Transmission (mechanics)||5-speed Manual transmission|
4-speed Automatic transmission
Continuously variable transmission
|Wheelbase||103.1 in (262 cm) (sedan & coupe)|
101.6 in (258 cm) (3-door hatchback)
|Length||174.7 in (441 cm) (2001-03 coupe)|
174.6 in (441 cm) (2001-03 sedan)
168.4 in (426 cm) (3-door hatchback)
175.4 in (445.5 cm) (2004-05 sedan & coupe)
|Width||67.7 in (172 cm)|
|Height||55.1 in (139 cm) (coupe)|
56.9 in (144.5 cm) (sedan)
58.7 in (149 cm) (3-door hatchback)
|Curb weight||2744 lbs. (2-door hatchback) 2405 lbs. (2-door coupe) 2421 lbs. (4-door sedan)|
|Fuel capacity||13.2 US gal|
The seventh generation of the Honda Civic was released in September 2000 as 2001 model. Compared to its predecessor, it retained similar exterior dimensions, but increased significantly in interior space. There was a flat rear floor, giving better comfort to the rear seat passengers. This was the first Civic not to have a front Double wishbone suspension, which had been used in the fourth to sixth generations and popular with enthusiasts, instead replacing it with a space-saving and simpler MacPherson strut.
A Convert/hp engine powered the non-EX or Si Civic, up 9 from the previous model's 106 hp. Power in the EX remained at 127 hp, but all non-Si engines were stroked to 1.7 liters.
The hybrid version became available in 2003. It used both a small 1.3 Liter Straight-4 main Four-stroke cycle and auxiliary Electric motor, producing a combined 93 hp. The electric motors are powered by a battery array which is charged by Regenerative braking during deceleration, thus reducing exhaust emissions and extending fuel mileage to 47 mpg City / 51 mpg Highway with the Manual transmission.
The new Civic Si, a Sport Hatchback model with futuristic styling, was unveiled in August 2005 for the Europe market only. This model featured from launch a 1.4 L I-DSI and a 1.8 L I-VTEC rated at 83 PS (81 hp/61 kW) and 140 PS (138 hp/103 kW) respectively, with 177 and 207 km/h (110 and 129 mph) top speeds and 14.2 and 13.6 s 0-100 Km/h sprint. The Sport Hatchback is also available with a 2.2 L I-CTDI Diesel engine from the Accord, Edix/FR-V and CR-V, rated at 140 PS (138 hp/103 Watt) and is capable of 205 km/h (127 mph) and accelerating from 0-60 mph in 8.4 seconds.
Coupe: Trims available in the Coupe body style were the DX (up to 2003), EX, HX, LX (EM2), and Si. Hatchback: The Civic Si, marketed as the SiR in Canada, was the only Hatchback of its generation sold in North America. Sedan: Trims available in the Sedan (car) body style were the DX, EX, GX, LX, LX Special Edition, EX Special Edition, and Hybrid (ES1/2, EN2, ES1, respectively), and Si. EX trim includes sunroof. The Special Edition includes 6 disc changer and rear spoiler Anti-lock braking system, larger 15-inch wheels and a more powerful engine (see below).
For the Canadian market, there were different models, up until 2003, there were DX and LX models on both Sedan's and Coupes, with the Coupes having the Si trim as well. In 2003, there was also the addition of a 30th Anniversary Edition of all models, as well as a Sport model for Sedans. For 2004, the DX model was replaced by a Special Edition model and the previous Sport model was replaced by a LX-g trim. That year also saw the inclusion of a Si trim for the sedan, giving it an engine used by the Si coupe, new wheels, new seats and Carbon Fiber trim pieces on the interior.
Most DX and LX models had the D17A1. The HX had the D17A6 and the EX had the D17A2. The Si had the K20A3. The GX runs on Compressed natural gas. The Philippine version of the Honda Civic 7th gen also used the VTEC3 mechanism for their VTi/VTi-S/RS civics,equipped with a D17A6 and not the 1.6L D16W7 engine as stated in their brochure to lower the Philippine duties on importation.
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