The First Birth Honda Civic Generation 1972-1979 Hatchback wagon
The first generation of Honda Civic is using SOHC 1,169 cc (71.3 cu in) with 8 valve, while CVCC (Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion) started to be used in 1975 to fulfill the firm emission standard of United States (especially in California where only CVCC version is available in the market). This make the 1st generation of Honda Civic as the first model that comply to the emission standard of Unites States without using the catalytic converter at the time.The first generation of Civic comes in different design dependent on the year and market. The common design body comes with 2-doors and 3-doorr while 4-doors, 5-doors and wagon also available in the market. Other than wagon that has 1500 cc only (CVCC version in numerous market), most all version comes with both 1200 cc & 1500 cc. However, not all variant are available in the market for examples, the following models:
2 doors Boot
This version comes with 2 doors and a small boot at the back, attached to the back window.
3 door Hatchback
This version comes with 2 doors with hatch back (the 3rd door). This is called 2 doors hatchback or 3 doors to be exact. With the hatch hinges in between back roof & the door to the surrounding underneath of the back lamp. The back window is part of the hatch.
4 door model
This version comes with 4 doors and a small boot at the back attached to the back window.
5 Door Hatchback
This version comes with 4 doors and hatch back (the 5th door). It can be called as 4 doors hatchback or 5-doors to be exact. With the hatch hinges in between back roof &the door to the surrounding underneath of the back lamp. The back window is part of the hatch.
As the same as the 5 doors version (it can be referred as 5-doors in some country) because it has 4 doors and a back door opening. However, the body is a bit old at the back compared to 5 doors version to give additional load capacity. The back door is longer compared to any other car that is too near and bigger, that opens the road to the bumper.