Honda Domani

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Honda Domani
series MA4/5/6/7 (1st gen)
MB3/4/5/6 (2nd gen)
MC1/MC2/MC3
Honda Domani 1992.jpg
Overview
Also called Honda Integra SJ
Isuzu Gemini
Acura EL
Honda Ballade (South Africa)
Production 1992 - 1997 1st gen
1997 - 2000 2nd gen
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
5-door hatchback sedan
Layout FF layout/AWD
Related Honda Civic
Rover 400
Honda City 3rd gen
Powertrain
Engine 1.5 L D15B SOHC I4 1st and 2nd gen
1.6 L ZC SOHC I4 1st gen
1.6 L D16A SOHC I4 2nd gen
1.8 L B18B1 DOHC I4 1st gen
1.8l B18C4 DOHC VTEC - 2nd Gen
Transmission 4 speed automatic
5 speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,620 mm (103.1 in)
Length 4,415 mm (173.8 in)
Width 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height 1,410 mm (55.5 in) 1st gen
1,405 mm (55.3 in) 2nd gen
Curb weight 1,140 kg (2,510 lb) 1st gen
1,160 kg (2,560 lb) 2nd gen
Chronology
Predecessor Honda Concerto
Successor Honda Fit Aria

The Honda Domani (ja:ホンダ・ドマーニ) is a car made by Honda and marketed in east Asia, including Japan. It was introduced in November 1992, replacing the Concerto in Honda's lineup, although that model lasted until 1995 in Europe. The Domani was another example of Honda taking one product and selling multiple versions at different dealership sales channels in Japan, called Honda Clio for the more upscale Domani, Honda Integra SJ at Honda Verno locations from 1996-2000, while Honda Primo sold the mechanically identical but aesthetically different Japanese: Civic Ferio, along with the Civic 3- and 5-door hatchbacks.

"Domani" is Italian for "tomorrow".

It is mechanically identical to the early 1990s version of the Honda Civic (chassis code EG) and production ended in September 2004. The Domani saloon had 1.5 and 1.8 engines at first (from 1992 to 1993), then a 1.6i petrol engine from 1993 onwards. Trim levels were DX, LX and EX. In Japan, it was offered as a 4-door sedan only. In Europe, 5-door hatchback and wagon variants were available, replacing the Concerto sedan and 5-door hatchback. The United Kingdom received two VTi trims of the Domani, chassis codes MB6 (5 door hatch) and MC2 (5 door Estate) with the 1.8l DOHC VTEC B18C4. The Japanese version also was available with Honda's Real Time Four Wheel Drive System borrowed from the Honda CR-V (vehicles developed from the Civic).

The Honda Domani has a very close relative in the Rover 400 saloon, with which it shared virtually all its main components. Renamed the Rover 45 when facelifted in 1999, it was also sold as a saloon, called the MG ZS, from 2001. The Rover/MG variant was produced until Rover went into administration in 2005 - by which time the design was 13 years old.

In Japan, the Domani was also rebadged as the Isuzu Gemini.

An Acura version of the Domani was also built in Canada for the Canadian market, called the Acura 1.6EL. This car was also exported back to Japan and Taiwan, but with the Domani badging. They are the same car in the way that the Acura RL is the Honda Legend outside of North America. In Japan, the Domani was replaced by the Honda Fit Aria as the compact sedan at Honda Clio dealerships for model year 2002.

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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Japanese Wikipedia.