Honda has taken the wraps off the "refined" 2013 Civic, which has been updated in response to the lackluster reviews of the 2012 model. According to Honda the 2013 Civic has a more upscale and premium exterior with a revised front fascia, new wheels and an updated rear fascia.
The front of the 2013 Civic gets 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 2013 Civic also gets a new, more deeply faceted hood, complemented by a collection of new wheel designs. In back, a new rear bumper design and new rear trunk lid are capped by a horizontal chrome trim piece. The all-new "jewel-like" taillights now carries into the trunk face and the rear bumper features integrated reflector treatments and a new lower diffuser panel finished with a honeycomb mesh vent.
"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.
Most of the complaints about the 2012 Civic were about the Civic's interior design and lower quality materials. Honda hasn't announced what updates have been done to fix the interior.
The 2013 Civic will debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show on November 29th.
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