Honda Domani

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Honda Domani
Honda Domani 1992.jpg
Also calledHonda Integra SJ
Isuzu Gemini
Acura EL
Production1992–1997 (first generation)
1997–2000 (second generation)
AssemblySuzuka Plant, Suzuka, Mie, Japan
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact car
Body style4-door sedan
5-door hatchback sedan
LayoutFF layout/AWD
RelatedHonda Civic
Rover 400
Engine1.5 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
Transmission4 speed automatic
5 speed manual
Wheelbase2,620 mm (103.1 in)
Length4,415 mm (173.8 in)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height1,410 mm (55.5 in) 1st gen
1,405 mm (55.3 in) 2nd gen
Curb weight1,140 kg (2,513 lb) 1st gen
1,160 kg (2,557 lb) 2nd gen
PredecessorHonda Concerto
SuccessorHonda Fit Aria
Honda Domani (Russia)

The Honda Domani (ja:ホンダ・ドマーニ) is a car made by Honda and marketed in east Asia, including Japan. The car was mutually developed during Rover's collaboration with Honda. 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 to 2000, while Honda Primo sold the mechanically identical but aesthetically different Japanese: Civic Ferio, along with the Civic three and five 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 2000. The Domani saloon had 1.5 and 1.8 engines at first (from 1992 to 1993), then a 1.6i petrol engine onwards from 1993.[where?] Trim levels were DX, LX and EX.[where?] In Japan, it was offered as a four door sedan only, with 1.6 L, 1.6 L sohc VTEC, 1.8 L dohc VTEC engines, in Ri, Vi, Si, Si(G) and Ri-F trims.

In Europe, five door hatchback and wagon variants were available, replacing the Concerto sedan and five door hatchback. The United Kingdom received two VTi trims of the Domani, chassis codes MB6 (five door hatch) and MC2 (five door estate) with the 1.8l DOHC VTEC B18C4.

The Japanese version also was available with Honda's Real Time Four Wheel Drive System.

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

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

A Canadian market version of the second generation Domani was built alongside the Civic in Alliston, Ontario, called the Acura 1.7 EL. This car was also exported back to Japan and Taiwan as the Honda Domani. 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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