With the appearance of this Honda Civic Type R Wagon render online today, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the last time Honda made a Civic Wagon.
4th Generation Honda Civic Wagon (Shuttle)
The last Honda Civic Wagon was only available in Japan and other Asian markets from 1992-1995. It was a body style variant for the 5th generation Civic, but was actually the same un-updated Honda Civic Wagon from the 4th generation. The 5th generation saw the wagon body style dropped from overseas markets. Production of the 4th generation Honda Civic Wagon continued for international markets until 1996 when it was replaced by the Honda Orthia and Honda Partner, which were sold only in Japan.
To refresh your memory on whate exactly was inlcuded in that Honda Civic Wagon from back in the '90s.
This was available as FWD and RealTime4WD. The RT4WD versions featured the MPFI D16A6 engine paired with either a 6-speed manual (with a super-low gear left of first) or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The FWD versions featured the DPFI D15B2 engine paired with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. RT4WD wagons had white steel wheels with matching center caps.
That means that the last time a Honda Civic Wagon was available for purchase in North America or Europe was in 1991. For the last two decades wagon body styles haven't really been that popular in North America. Is it about time for a return of the Honda Civic Wagon though? Could a brand new, modern design get people on board? Or perhaps a powerful Type R version of the wagon?
I'm also wondering if you guys ever owned one of these things.