The Honda Domani (ja:ホンダ・ドマーニ) is a car made by Honda and marketed in east Asia, including Japan. The car was mutually developed during Rover's collaboration with Honda. It was introduced in November 1992, replacing the Concerto in Honda's lineup, although that model lasted until 1995 in Europe.
The Domani was another example of Honda taking one product and selling multiple versions at different dealership sales channels in Japan, called Honda Clio for the more upscale Domani, Honda Integra SJ at Honda Verno locations from 1996 to 2000.
This was while Honda Primo sold the mechanically identical but aesthetically different Japanese: Civic Ferio, along with the Civic three and five door hatchbacks. "Domani" is Italian for "tomorrow". In Japan, the Domani was also rebadged as the Isuzu Gemini.
It is mechanically identical to the early 1990s version of the Honda Civic (chassis code EG) and production ended in 1997. The Domani sedan had 1.6 and 1.8 engines at first (from 1992 to 1997), then a 1.5 gasoline engine onwards from 1994. It was offered as a four door sedan only, in Ri, Vi, Si, Si G and Ri F trims. The Si and Si G had the 1.8 engine installed.
In Europe, five door hatchback and wagon variants were available, replacing the sedan of the Concerto and five door hatchback. The United Kingdom received two VTi trims of the Domani, chassis codes MB6 (five door hatch) and MC2 (five door estate) with the 1.8l DOHC VTEC B18C4. They were sold as the Honda Civic.
The Honda Domani has a very close relative in the saloon of the Rover 400, with which it shared virtually all its main components. Renamed the Rover 45 when facelifted in the end of 1999, it was also sold as the MG ZS from August 2001. The variant of Rover/MG was produced until Rover went into administration in April 2005, by which time the design was thirteen years old.
The second generation was introduced on January 31, 1997. It was based on the EK Civic.
A version for the market of Canada of the second generation Domani was built alongside the Civic in Alliston, Ontario, called the Acura 1.6 EL. This car was also exported back to Japan and Taiwan as the Honda Domani. In Japan, the Domani was replaced by the Honda Fit Aria as the compact sedan at Honda Clio dealerships for the model year of 2002.