July 22, 2017, 04:30:54 AMLatest Member: Mattes

History Of The 1989 - 1991 Honda Civic VTEC
  • 1987

    The EF Honda Civic was designed in 1987. As you can make out on the left they had alot of different ideas on how to make the car. The designers wanted a car that had good aerodynamic characteristics and brought in a huge amout of light. To do so they brought the nose of the car down and made the windows large in size.

  • 1988

    For 1988, the Honda Civic was significantly redesigned. The suspension had a radical re-configuration on what Honda called "double-wishbone suspension" on all four corners, wheelbase was increased to 98.4 inches (250 cm), and the body was redesigned with a lower hood line and more glass, giving less drag.

  • 1989

    In Japan late 1989 the new top model of the hatchback was the new EF9 SiR, fitted with the 1.6-liter, 160 PS at 7,600 rpm B16A DOHC VTEC engine. This, the first B engine, marked the introduction of Honda's variable valve timing and electronic lift control technology, or VTEC. By providing two different camshaft profiles—one for fuel economy, one for performance—the VTEC engines set a high-revving, naturally aspirated precedent for future performance variants of the Honda Civic.

  • 1990

    In early 1990 the European version of the EF9 SiR arrived on the scene and was called EE9 1.6i-VT. The 1.6i-VT is more or less a stripped down version of the Ef9 SiR, it lacks things like power steering a LSD gearbox, ALB, no plastic roof spoiler with long braking led and A/C. Also the 1.6 liter engine produces 10 hp less then it's Japanese counterpart due to the fact it was eqquiped with a CAT (catalist converter).

  • 1991

    This was the last year of production worldwide of the Civic VTEC models. In late 1991 the production ceased to make room for the new EG Civic models.

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