The Honda Orthia was a compact wagon manufactured by Honda exclusively for the Japanese market, based on the sixth generation Honda Civic.Introduced in February as what Honda called a “Sport Utility Wagon”, it was available with either WD or WD layouts. It was powered by an cc BB or cc BB straight engine. It was sold at Honda Primo dealerships..The fifth generation of the Honda Civic debuted in Japan on . The new Civic was larger than its predecessor, had a more aerodynamic body and the wheelbase was increased to cm . inches for the three door hatchback and cm . inches for the four door sedan.The wagon was also dropped for overseas markets, while the previous generation station wagon “Shuttle .