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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.

Honda Civic sales grew 76 per cent in Australia last year to 11,442 units on the back of the launch of the new-generation sedan in February and hatch in June.

 

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)