Retro: The Honda Civic is fifty years old

Honda was the first motorcycle specialist to come to the automobile in 1963.

The Civic, launched in 1972, was the first “worldwide” Honda

The Japanese brand wanted to seduce city dwellers around the world with its reduced dimensions.

With a revolutionary, low-emission engine, “Vortex Controlled Combustion

Engineers have achieved a tour de force since the Civic met some of the most stringent anti-pollution standards in the world.

Manufactured in Suzuka, Japan, the Civic sold one million units in its first four years.

So for Honda, then, the Civic is a planetary saga with eleven generations and about 27.5 million units produced in fifty years.