The Honda Domani is a 4-door subcompact sedan manufactured and marketed by the Japanese car manufacturer Honda in East Asia from 1992 to 2000. They cooperatively created the automobile under Rover's partnership with Honda. The Dormani debuted in November 1992, replacing the Concerto in Honda's portfolio, even though that model continued until 1995 in Europe.
History of the Honda Domani
Honda Domani First Generation (MA4-7; 1992–1997)
As of 1997, it is similar to the Honda Civic (chassis code EG), produced in 1997. The Domani received 1.6 and 1.8 engines at its introduction and a 1.5L gasoline engine in 1994. The four-door sedan received different trims offered on the market, including the Ri, Vi, Si, Si G, and Ri F trims. On the other hand, the Si and Si G received a 1.8L engine. The Rover 400's saloon shares nearly all of its major components with the Honda Domani, making them related siblings. The renamed Rover 45 in 1999 was also offered as the MG ZS starting in August 2001 when Honda upgraded it.
Honda Domani Second Generation (MB3-5; 1997–2000)
Honda introduced the Domani second generation on January 31, 1997, and based it on the EK Civic. A Domani model called the Acura 1.6 EL for the Canadian market was made in Alliston, Ontario, alongside the Civic. Honda also marketed the Domani in Japan and Taiwan. In 2002, the Honda Fit Aria replaced the Domani model in Japan as the compact sedan in different Honda Clio dealerships. After four years, Acura CSX replaced the EL in Canada.
In 1992, Honda retailed the Honda Domani with an original MSRP of $9,438 for the Japanese market, which could go up to $15,356. When converted to 2022 USD conversion rates, the prices would be from $19,448 to $31,643.
Specs of the Honda Domani
The engine specs for the Honda Domani depend on the engine choice, but we'll focus only on the 1.6-liter engine. The Honda Domani delivers 120 hp (90 kW) of horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 105 lb-ft (142 Nm) of torque at 3,000 rpm. This model accelerates from 0-62 mph (100 kph) in 9 seconds, with a top speed of 122 mph (197 kph) and a curb weight of 2,425 lbs (1,100 kg). Honda used a front-wheel-drive (FWD) drivetrain for the Domani model, with a 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual transmissions. A 1.6-liter D16A SOHC I4 engine powers the Honda Domani.
Honda released the Honda Dormani from November 1992 until 2000.