The new compact sports sedan 2001 model year EL, designed on the platform of the VII generation Civic - one of the main innovations of the department in 2000. With an almost identical overall length, the designers significantly increased the interior and at the same time increased the passive safety. EL is equipped with a brand-new 1.7-liter engine with a 127 hp VTEC system that meets the latest ULEV exhaust emission requirements. Model EL is sold only in Canada. The car will be positioned on the market between the RSX coupe and the TL sedan with a 3.2-liter engine.