Honda’s Concerto was something of a landmark car. Following on from Honda’s collaboration with Triumph over the Ballade/Acclaim, the Concerto/Rover 200 cemented the relationship still further and prompted Honda to develop their UK operations still further. Manufactured at Longbridge, Birmingham, the Concerto and the Rover 200 were largely similar but for bonnets and grille pressings, but the Honda’s more niche appeal and lack of historical baggage has probably made it a cannier used buy.

Upon launch in 1991, the range consisted of a 1.4 GL version, a 1.6-litre 105bhp EX, and the range-topping 1.6-litre 16-valve SX which developed a healthy 129bhp. In January 1992, the 1.4-litre version was phased out, replaced by an 89bhp 1.5i model, and in November of that year the Blaise limited edition model was introduced. 1993 saw the deletion of the SX version, replaced by either the 1.6-16 or the 1.6-16SE. The Concerto range was eventually replaced by the upmarket march of the Civic.

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