National Geographic : 1978 Apr
Our engine sits sideways When people sit in a Honda Civic" 1200* or Civic CVCC® for the first time, they are often surprised at the amount of room inside. They discover that despite their brief overall length our Civics have plenty of room for four adults. Plus luggage space behind the rear seat. How do we do it? To help solve the mystery, we took the roof and hood off a Honda Civic CVCC Hatchback. As you can now see, one reason for the Civic's roominess is the way the engine sits. Because it sits sideways, instead of lengthwise, the engine doesn't interfere with HONDA CIVIC CVCC 4-SPEED HATCHBACK.