The Concerto was sold internationally on a platform which was larger than the popular Civic, it also offered more features than the Civic and was more prestige market.
One difference between the British built and Japanese built Concertos was that the front suspension - versions built in Swindon had MacPherson struts unlike their Japanese counterparts which had double wishbones.
Honda stopped manufacturing the Concerto in Great Britain when its partner, Rover, was taken over by BMW in 1994.
Up until that point the two companies had been merged up to 20% equally with each other and had collaborated with this model and many others in both companies ranges. The Concerto's replacement in Japan was the Domani, which was the basis for the succeeding Rover 400 and 45. In Europe, 5-door hatchback and estate variants of the Domani were sold as a Civic, in order to avoid having two different nameplates in the lower midsize segment.