Thursday, December 2, 2010

Honda Civic remains number one in Canada

By Alan McPhee, Special to The Daily News December 2, 2010

Now in its eighth generation, the Honda Civic has come a long way from the stubby sub-compact hatchback that landed on our shores in 1972. It was a revelation, with many industry-leading design and engineering features that would, over time, be copied by others. Over the years it has been steadily refined and improved, growing from sub-compact to compact, adding more performance, fuel efficiency and convenience features in response to customer needs. Since 1997 it has been the top-selling car in Canada, comfortably ahead of Mazda3, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra.

The big difference today, is that that the Civic is available in no less than 9 different models -- five sedans and four coupes -- appealing to a diverse audience with different needs and desires. No other company offers a vehicle with so many choices. Today's Civic is leaner, cleaner, more sophisticated and, with nearly 40 years of development behind it, reliable as a hammer.

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