The sixth generation updated style offered less radical than previous redesigns. Suspension and engine options are similar to the previous generation, but several new variants have been introduced, including two cars of different models: the "Orthia" on the basis of the standard Civic was sold in the Japanese market and based wagon Domani which was offered in the European market. He also believes the introduction of Acura 1.6EL, the deluxe version of the citizens present in the Canadian market. None of these models are offered in the U.S.. Based on the success of the Japanese market only SiRII Civic Type-R model is offered for the first time, available only in Asia and Europe (although known as the Civic (Racer) in some export markets. The Honda Civic Type R highlighted important reductions in weight and improving
Engine output and a number of changes and additions designed to improve performance. The market in North America saw the introduction of the update if Civic (SIR in Canada), with a more powerful dual-chamber General 1.6L VTEC Engine . In 1998, the United States, Honda introduced its first Natural Gas Powered Civic, the GX.