Wednesday, November 14, 2012

2013 Honda Civic to Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show With More Youthful and Premium Styling

2013 Civic styling honed to make the segment’s best-selling car even better


                TORRANCE, Calif., Nov., 12, 2012 – Honda today revealed the first

look at the much-anticipated 2013 Honda Civic Sedan, in advance of its

debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 29. The refined styling

of the 2013 Civic Sedan, which goes on sale at Honda dealerships on

November 29, will encompass a host of safety, feature, comfort, chassis and

interior styling enhancements that will further define the top-selling

Civic as the best car in the compact class.

      The more upscale and premium styling of the 2013 Civic Sedan’s front

end includes a new open-mouth lower bumper with a horizontal chrome accent

and a sportier, black honeycomb mesh grille, anchored by new integrated fog

lights on upper trims. The grille is flanked by new clear-lens corner

lights to provide a more premium look. The 2013 Civic’s more sculpted front

end flows into a new, more deeply faceted hood, complemented by a

collection of sharp new wheel designs.

      In back, a new rear bumper design and new rear trunk lid are capped

by a clean, horizontal chrome trim piece. The all-new design of the

jewel-like taillights now carries into the trunk face, providing a more

finished and upscale look. The rear bumper features integrated reflector

treatments and a new lower diffuser panel finished with a honeycomb mesh


      “The 2013 Honda Civic exterior refinements infuse Civic with a more

youthful, premium style. Coupling these with additional changes beneath

will ensure that Civic maintains its top-ranked status,” said Vicki Poponi,

assistant vice president of product planning for American Honda.

      Heading into 2013 with styling and content additions, the Civic’s

fun-to-drive nature and core attributes of safety, spaciousness and fuel

efficiency remain intact. As the compact segment’s retail sales leader, the

Honda Civic continues as the benchmark for consumers looking for the smart

purchase in a very competitive segment.

      Full details of the 2013 Honda Civic will be revealed on Nov. 29 at

10:05 a.m. PST at the Los Angeles Auto Show. For photos showing the styling

direction of the 2013 Civic, visit