The History Of Honda Orthia

The Honda Orthia is a Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) car model manufactured by Honda Motor Corporation. It is a small station wagon based on the sixth generation Honda Civic. Introduced in February 1996 as what Honda called a Sport Utility Wagon it was available as 2WD or 4WD. It is powered by an 1834 cc (B18B) or 1972 cc (B20B) straight-4 engine

The following models were available at the launch (with a choice of P or V equipment grade):

  • 1.8GX FF 5MT or 4AT,
  • 2.0GX FF or 4WD 5MT or 4AT,
  • 2.0GX-S 4WD 4AT,

In January 1998, an additional model, the 2.0GX-S Aero, was introduced.

A facelift in June 1999 saw only the 2.0 engine available and the models were B, M, S (4AT only), M4 and L4 (4AT only); the last two being the 4WD versions. Production ceased in 2002 (only 136 vehicles were produced that year).

A basic commercial version was also available and was called the Partner (1.3, 1.5 and 1.6 engines). Interestingly, the 1.6L Partner and the 1.6L Civic Ferio were Honda's first Low Emission Vehicles (LEV).

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