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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