Honda Australia has added a host of in-demand features to the 2013 Honda Civic hatch range while bumping up the price of its British-built small car by more than $1000.
The entry-level Honda Civic VTi-S hatch is now $1400 more than before at $20,650 (auto: $22,950), although the price increase is offset by the addition of a rear-view camera, cruise control with speed limiter, and Bluetooth phone connectivity with audio streaming. Despite the increase, the new price is still $2000 cheaper than the car’s original launch price from June 2012.
At $25,490, the mid-spec Civic VTi-L hatch is now $1100 cheaper than the MY12 version, however, as its leather upholstery is downgraded to standard cloth trim. New features for 2013 include keyless entry with push-button start, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, electric front-seat lumbar adjustment, leather-wrapped gearknob and tinted privacy glass.
New to the line-up is the range-topping $29,590 Civic VTi-LN hatch. Costing $4100 more than the VTi-L, the flagship hatchback adds satellite navigation with live traffic updates, DVD player, leather upholstery and heated front seats.
2013 Honda Civic hatch manufacturer’s list prices:
- VTi-S manual – $20,650 (+$1400)
- VTi-S auto – $22,950 (+$1400)
- VTi-L auto – $25,490 (–$1100)
- VTi-LN auto – $29,590 (new variant)