UPDATE 1-Honda rolls out new Civic, hybrid model for Japan

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(Recasts, adds analyst comment, background, byline) By Sachi Izumi TOKYO, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Japan's Honda Motor Co. unveiled the latest version of its popular Civic sedan on Thursday, with improved gasoline and hybrid engine systems for the domestic market, as it looks to reignite flagging sales of a car that was launched a third of a century ago. Production of the Civic -- which has sold some 16 million worldwide -- has dropped 24 percent from a 1997 peak as consumers shifted to ...

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