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People, especially among men, have a big fascination with cars. We can’t blame ourselves. Cars are just amazing creations of engineering.

The Civic and the Supra are two iconic sports cars. Let’s take a closer look at these two awesome pieces of machinery.

The Civic is a compact car developed and created by Honda Motor Company. It is the more popular line of cars from this Japanese company. It was in July 1972 when the Civic was introduced. Back then, it was a coupe with two doors, which was immediately followed, two months later, by a 3-door hatchback.

The first models of the Civic were quite basic. The outfits were nothing special, such as a heater, AM radio, 2-speed wipers, painted steel rims, and foam-filled plastic rims. However, as time went by, the line has evolved into a much more upscale car with luxurious and technologically advanced features. Early models boast a reputation of fuel efficiency, reliability and being environmentally friendly. Its evolution gave birth to a car of enormous sportiness and performance.

The Civic was smartly re-badged for foreign markets. Honda models such as the Ballade and Domani/Acura EL are re-badged models of the Civic. Honda saw that the platform was effective, both in design and market perspective, and they made it the basis for other vehicles, such as the CR-V compact SUV, the CR-X delsol targa convertible, and the CR-X sport compact.

The Civic has always been popular in Canada. It was the nation’s top selling car for eleven straight years. Due to its reputed fuel efficiency, it replaced the Ford F-series to become the most sought-after vehicle in the US. However, it was only for awhile at the time when the economy was weak and gas prices were skyrocketing.

Currently, the Civic is in its eight generation, and has continued to improve based on market demands.

The Supra, on the other hand, was another creation of a Japanese car company, but this time, it was from Toyota Motor Company. Production of the Supra started in 1979, and eventually ended in 2002. At first, the Toyota Supra was a derivation of the Celica, but it was a bit larger, both in length and width. The Supra was under the Celica model as it was even prefixed by the latter name. It was in 1986 that the Supra became a model of its own, as it was no longer Celica-based. The Supra prefixed with Celica had finally come to an end.

The generations of Supra cars are described as Mark I, Mark II, and up to Mark IV. Final production was in 2002, but there is a rumored revival of the Toyota Supra – the possible Mark V. All of the Supra generations possess an inline six-cylinder engine, and also have similar interiors. It was before the new millennium (1999) that the Supra was no longer sold in the US, and eventually, in 2002, Toyota had finally stopped its production of the car.


1. The Civic and Supra are Japanese-made cars, but they are developed and manufactured by different companies ‘“ Honda and Toyota respectively.

2. The Civic was introduced in 1972, and seven years later, the Supra followed suit.

3. The Supra was first derived from another Toyota model, the Celica, and eventually became a separate model of its own.

4. The initial Civic car was very basic. It evolved into an upscale car, which became very popular as it was re-badged, and became a platform basis for other company models.

5. The Civic is still in production, while the Supra has pulled the plug in 2002.

6. The Civic is already in its 8th generation, while the Supra stopped in its 4th generation (Mark IV).

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