Honda unveils its new Civic on Twitch to attract younger buyers – CNN

The Civic, with its affordable price tag, good fuel economy and excellent safety ratings, has been the best-selling passenger car in America for the past four years, excluding corporate fleet sales, and it’s on track to be the best seller again this year, according to Kelley Blue Book.
The Civic is sold in more than 170 countries but the US, alone, accounts for nearly half of its sales, said Gary Robinson, assistant vice president for product planning at American Honda Motor Company, the Japanese automaker’s US arm.
The Honda Civic has a longer hood than the current model.
“It’s been one of the best-selling cars in America the entire time it’s been out,” he said.
The Civic was first sold in the US in 1973, shortly after the model was introduced in Japan. It met with immediate success thanks, in part, to an OPEC oil embargo that caused gasoline prices to surge, spurring demand for fuel-efficient cars.
The term “best-selling car,” of course, does not include crossover SUVs, which sell in even higher numbers these days. That’s why Honda’s best-selling model overall in the US is the compact sport utility vehicle, the CR-V, not the Civic.
But the Civic is important for Honda because it attracts