2013 Honda Civic Debuts at L.A. Auto Show Packed with Additional Features,
Cementing its Class-Leading Status
Auto show debuts for 2013 Crosstour and CR-Z; Accord Hybrid due next year
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The 2013 Honda Civic, Canada's best selling
passenger vehicle for 14 consecutive years, debuted today at the 2012 Los
Angeles Auto Show sporting extensive interior and exterior design upgrades,
enhanced dynamics, and a host of new standard features. The thoroughly revised
2013 Honda Crosstour and 2013 Honda CR-Z also made their auto show debuts. The
Accord Hybrid, featuring Honda's new two-motor hybrid system, will launch
nationwide next year with anticipated class-leading(1) fuel economy.
"Honda's ability to quickly respond in a highly competitive market is
illustrated by the significant refresh to the Civic just one model year after
its debut as an all-new 2012 model," said Dave Gardner, Vice President, Sales
and Marketing, Honda Canada Inc. "The 2013 Civic features extensive changes
that allows Honda to continue to lead the segment."
The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan goes on sale in Canada on December 10, with
numerous changes to further reinforce its market leadership. While still
maintaining all the efficiency and value that has made the Civic an automotive
icon, the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan receives all-new front and rear exterior
styling, while all Civics sport extensive interior upgrades including more
luxurious finishes, and a host of new standard equipment.
Retuned steering and suspension sharpen the Civic's handling, and extensive
chassis upgrades, including Honda's ACE(™) II body structure, improve
safety, ride comfort and interior quietness. Civic LX has popular standard
features including Bluetooth(®) HandsFreeLink(®), SMS Text Messaging, heated
front seats and steering wheel audio controls. The 2013 Civic arrives with
even greater value for money, adding highly desired features with an MSRP
increase of between $200-450 across the lineup. Pricing for the exceptionally
well-equipped 2013 Civic LX Sedan begins at $18,190(2).
2013 Honda Crosstour and CR-Z
The thoroughly revised 2013 Honda Crosstour and 2013 Honda CR-Z made their
auto show debuts today, Crosstour having gone on sale the previous week. The
2013 Honda Crosstour arrives with extensive updates to both four-cylinder and
V-6 models, and a starting MSRP for the four-cylinder being $6,000 lower than
the most affordable 2012 Crosstour V6 2WD trim. The 2013 Crosstour offers more
purposeful exterior styling, significant upgrades to the interior design and
materials, and a more powerful, more fuel-efficient available Earth Dreams™
V-6 engine coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle-shift
control. The 2013 Crosstour is available with the new keyless Smart Entry with
Push Button start, Hondalink™ with Audio Touch Screen and Honda's new
LaneWatch™ blind-spot display. Other standard visibility-enhancing features
include a rearview camera and new re-shaped rear headrests.
The 2013 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe arrives with more power and better fuel
efficiency thanks to an all-new Lithium-Ion battery pack, and a new Plus Sport
System(™) allows improved passing performance via additional on-demand
electric boost, activated by a steering wheel-mounted "S+" button. Styling
upgrades include revised interior trim, a new front fascia and a new
aerodynamically functional rear diffuser. The CR-Z's standard equipment list
includes automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, remote
entry, cruise control and Bluetooth(®) HandsFreeLink(®), rearview camera and
an Expanded View Driver's Mirror. The 2013 Honda CR-Z will go on sale in
Canada in Summer 2013.
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid and Accord Plug-In Hybrid
The two-motor Accord Hybrid debuted at the L.A. Auto Show today and will
launch in Canada next fall, with anticipated class-leading(1) fuel economy
ratings. The Accord Hybrid will share styling close to the Accord Sedan.
More details will be released closer to launch.
Also unveiled, the 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid earns a class-leading
EPA-certified 115 MPGe rating, surpassing plug-in-class competitors including
the Ford C-Max Energi (100 MPGe), Chevy Volt (98 MPGe), and Prius Plug-in (95
MPGe). Canadian launch timing of Accord Plug-In Hybrid will be announced in
the near future.
For more media information and images from Honda's 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
debuts, please visit HondaNews.ca.
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(1)Among available mid-size hybrid sedans
(2 )MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options.
Dealer prices may vary.
(3) Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only.
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vehicle for 14 consecutive years, debuted today at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto
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dynamics, and a host of new standard features. The thoroughly revised 2013
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