The Honda Capa
, with the Honda series code GA4 and GA6, is a subcompact five-door hatchback produced by Honda
between 1998 and 2002. It was introduced at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show as the concept car "J-MW". It was introduced for retail sale April 24 1998. The only engine the Capa had was the 98 hp 1.5L Honda engine, the D15B
, with either a 4-speed automatic transmission (front wheel drive only) or a CVT
called "Multimatic S". September 16 1999 a 4WD version of the Capa was released, using Honda's Full-Time four wheel drive system. Brake Assist
was offered as standard equipment. Due to disappointing sales the Capa, short for "capacity", was replaced by the Honda Mobilio
As the first generation of the 'J Mover' Series, the Honda Capa was developed on the Honda Logo platform. It's concept was based on a 'Small is Smart' way of thinking. Ease of use in everyday life, compactness, lightness and friendliness to the environment were some of the criteria built into the design. The proposal was that the Capa was to be 'Joyful' however this translates better as 'fun.'
The Honda Capa was designed with the intention of creating a car that was to be the best size for town driving. A car that could seat your family, with ample height for headroom and plenty of legroom considering it's compact nature. To achieve this feat, Honda design the chassis based on a 'dual deck package.'
The Honda Capa is equipped with a 1500cc single overhead... Read More