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2013 Honda Civic Debuts at L.A. Auto Show Packed with Additional Features, Cementing its Class-Leading Status


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. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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Image with caption: "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. (CNW Group/Honda Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121129_C4887_PHOTO_EN_21374.jpg

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