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

Pricing announced for January debut of Accord Plug-In with class-leading MPGe,
Accord Hybrid due next summer; Auto show debuts for 2013 Crosstour and CR-Z

PR Newswire

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013 Honda Civic 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. Honda also announced that the 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid earned a
class-leading EPA-certified 115 MPGe rating and will go on sale in New York
and California on January 15 with an MSRP of $39,780^1. Separately, the Accord
Hybrid, featuring Honda's new two-motor hybrid system, will launch nationwide
next summer with anticipated class-leading^2 fuel economy of 49/45/47
city/hwy/combined. The thoroughly revised 2013 Honda Crosstour and 2013 Honda
CR-Z also made their auto-show debuts.

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"Our industry has never been more competitive or fast changing, and a
significant refresh of Civic, America's best-selling compact car, just one
model year after its debut as an all-new model shows true speed to market,"
said John Mendel, American Honda executive vice president of Sales. "Our
corporate direction is to provide our customers with great products with
speed, affordability and low CO2 emissions. There is no better example of this
direction than today's introduction of the 2013 Honda Civic."

The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan, the nation's best-selling compact car which
celebrates its 40^th anniversary in America next year, goes on sale today with
extensive 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, extensive
chassis upgrades including Honda's ACE™ II body structure improve safety, ride
comfort and interior quietness, and every Civic model has more popular
standard features including Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, rearview camera,
Pandora® Interface, SMS text message feature, and steering wheel audio
controls. The 2013 Civic arrives with even greater value for money, adding
highly desired features with an MSRP increase of only $160 across the lineup.
Pricing for the exceptionally well-equipped 2013 Civic LX Sedan begins at
$18,165^1.

2014 Honda Accord Plug-In and Accord Hybrid

Honda announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show today that the 2014 Accord
Plug-In Hybrid will be available for retail sale and lease beginning January
15 in California and New York, with an MSRP of $39,780.^1 The 2014 Accord
Plug-In has earned the highest EPA MPGe rating^3 in its class (115 MPGe),
surpassing plug-in-class competitors including the Ford C-Max Energi (100
MPGe), Chevy Volt (98 MPGe), and Prius Plug-in (95 MPGe). The 2014 Accord
Plug-In has been rated by the EPA with a maximum all-electric EV mode range of
13 miles, and a fuel-economy rating of 47/46/46 mpg (city/hwy/combined). The
Accord Plug-In is the first production car in America to meet the more
stringent new LEV3/SULEV20 emissions standard, and it will also qualify for
single-occupant carpool-lane access in California.

The two-motor Accord Hybrid will launch nationwide next summer, with
anticipated class-leading^2 fuel economy ratings of 49/45/47 mpg
(city/hwy/combined). Unlike the unique styling of the Accord Plug-In, the
Accord Hybrid will share styling much closer the conventional Accord Sedan.
More details on the Accord Hybrid will be released closer to launch.

2013 Honda Crosstour and CR-Z

The thoroughly revised 2013 Honda Crosstour and 2013 Honda CR-Z made their
auto show debuts today, both vehicles 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 $525 lower than in 2012. 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 one of the first
Honda models available with the new keyless Smart Entry with Push Button start
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 – which already
includes automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, remote entry
and cruise control – adds Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, rearview camera and an
Expanded View Driver's Mirror for 2013.

For more media information and images from Honda's 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
debuts, please visit HondaNews.com.

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^1 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $790 destination charge and
options. Dealer prices may vary.

^2Among available mid-size hybrid sedans

^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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