The Honda Civic del Sol is a 2-seater front-engined, front wheel drive, targa top car manufactured by Honda in the 1990s. Based on the Honda Civic platform, the del Sol was the successor to the popular Honda CR-X. It debuted in 1992 in Japan, Europe and the United Kingdom, and 1993 in the United States.
The Spanish name del Sol translates to of the sun, and refers to the car's opening roof. It was not a full convertible, featuring a removable hardtop that stowed in the trunk and a retractable rear window for a convertible 'feel' (known as targa top). Trunk space was reduced from 10.5cf to 8.3cf while the targa was stowed.
In many markets the CR-X naming convention was dropped from the del Sol line as it was distinctly different from earlier models, which were hatchbacks and not targas. Starting with the 1995 models, Honda dropped the 'Civic' name from the del Sol in the Americas. In Europe, the del Sol tag was dropped in 1995, and the car was known as the new CR-X.
Production and sales ended with the 1997 model in the U.S. and 1998 elsewhere, with a total of slightly fewer than 75,000 models sold in America.
|Also called||Honda Civic del Sol|
Chassis EG1, EG2, EH1, EH6
|Assembly||Suzuka, Mie, Japan|
Tochigi, Tochigi, Japan
|Body style||2-door roadster|
|Engine||D15B7 1.5L 102 hp I4|
|Wheelbase||2,370 mm (93.3 in)|
|Length||4,005 mm (157.6 in)|
|Width||1,695 mm (66.7 in)|
|Height||1,255 mm (49.4 in)|
|Curb weight||2,295–2,535 lb (1,041–1,150 kg)|