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Refreshed '13 Civic scheduled for 11/29 onsale date
 Date: October 22, 2012 16:37
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Anonymous
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


Over the weekend we received word that Honda has sent out a memo to dealers indicating that the 2013 Civic will be going on sale on November 29th, 2012. We're told that Honda is encouraging to sell off their inventory of 2012 models by as much as possible prior to that date, as the 2013 enhancements will make the 2012 model a "difficult sell".

It's our understanding that the car will be essentially identical to the 2012 Civic from a mechanical standpoint, but it's our understanding that there have been fairly significant styling changes to the interior and exterior of the vehicle. While we haven't seen the car yet, we've heard that the 2013 Civic will be getting a new hood design, a new grille, and new taillights which are said to extend further into the trunk now. It is said to look pretty much the same from the side view.

Below is an old spy shot of what we thought could have been a '13 Civic prototype captured in May. There is some camo tape on the rear but it does a pretty good job of masking whatever changes might be there.



The interior is said to have been upgraded not only in terms of materials, but also in feature count. Bluetooth audio, Pandora, SMS, etc. features are said to be standard in everything from the LX model up. The Civic will also be getting backup cameras but it's unclear at which trim level this feature will be standard.


Last edited by JeffX on October 22, 2012 16:39

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  PICTURES!
rbloedow 13
  "Taillights to extend further into the trunk"
according2kev 29
  More hoopla for the 2013 Civic
hondadude 1
  "difficult sell"
NealX 64
  2013 Color Chart
TXsalesguy 6
  No mechanical upgrades?
milvtecguy 25
  2013 Civic's already being produced?
hondadude 24
  Temperature Guage
Dave 9
  Hoping for symmetrical dash; end of two tiers too?
A.W.E.S.O.M. - O 5
  Here's the official word from Honda Corporate
hondadude 72
  Could this possibly have the DI engine from Stepwgn
mobis21 6
  But will it be a blow-you-away car like the 2013 Accord?
xBeastx 4
  You can't polish a turd Bevis.
Pseudomaniac 75
  HF......
HONDA AFVM 7
  No EarthDreams engine?
Power Of Dreams 0
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S600=Dream 2
  honda, would you please...
JP 10
  The rear end is FUGLY
iahs2k 2
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