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Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
Segment: Compact

The Honda del Sol was based on the Honda Civic platform, being a 2-door coupe version of the popular Civic when it comes to the technical side.

The 2-seater debuted in 1992 in the United States and the United Kingdom. The nameplate “del Sol” come from its opening roof, “del Sol” meaning “of the sun”.

The car’s shape competed head on with the Toyota MR2 and the Mazda MX5. The Del Sol was available either with a manual targa roof or an electrically operated targa roof. The electric one was not the most recommended as it used around 5 systems simultaneously and one of them could break down. The trim levels available in the U.S. were the S (base model) and Si. The S had a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, while the Si had a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that made the Del Sol take around 8 seconds to sprint from 0 to 60 mph.

The most notable version of the CRX was the one produced for Japan – the CRX Del Sol SiR – also a 2-door roadster with a hard-top body. The SiR had a 4-cylinder with 1595 cc of displacement, producing 168 hp. The car would get from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 7.5 seconds. The CRX was unveiled in Japan and Europe in 1992 and later reached the American Market. The vehicles were produced in Honda’s Suzuka plant in Japan.

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HONDA CRX Del Sol 1992 - 1997
  2 gasoline engines
  • 1.6i 5MT (125 HP)
  • 1.6L VTi 5MT (160 HP)

HONDA CRX Del Sol 1.6i 5MT (125 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6i 5MT (125 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1590 cm3
Power
92 KW @ 6500 RPM
125 HP @ 6500 RPM
123 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
105 lb-ft @ 5200 RPM
142 Nm @ 5200 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118.1 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/60R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
157.5 in (4001 mm)
Width
66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height
49.6 in (1260 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/57.5 in (1,481/1,461 mm)
Wheelbase
93.3 in (2370 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2270.8 lbs (1030 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2910.1 lbs (1320 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
31.4 mpg US (7.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
178 g/km

HONDA CRX Del Sol 1.6L VTi 5MT (160 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L VTi 5MT (160 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1590 cm3
Power
118 KW @ 7600 RPM
160 HP @ 7600 RPM
158 BHP @ 7600 RPM
Torque
111 lb-ft @ 7000 RPM
150 Nm @ 7000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130.5 mph (210 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/60R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
157.5 in (4001 mm)
Width
66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height
49.6 in (1260 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/57.5 in (1,481/1,461 mm)
Wheelbase
93.3 in (2370 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.6 cuFT (300 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2381 lbs (1080 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3152.6 lbs (1430 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
30.9 mpg US (7.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
181 g/km
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