All 2013 Honda Civic hatches have Bluetooth, cruise, reversing cam

Honda has revised the specifications for its Civic hatchback range for 2013 with Bluetooth, cruise control and a reversing camera now standard on all models. Sat nav is now available on the new top-of-the-range VTi-LN model.

As before the Civic hatch range is powered by a 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine with 104kW of power and 174Nm of torque. The front wheels receive power via either a 6-speed manual or 5-speed auto. In official testing the Civic hatch drinks 6.1L/100km with the manual transmission and 6.5L/100km with the auto; 95RON unleaded is the minimum requirement.

The range kicks off with the VTi-S, which breaks through the A$20k barrier to start at A$20,650. It features heated wing mirror that fold electrically, LED tail-light and driving lights, climate control air-con, and fold flat and tumble forward “Magic Seats” in the rear. New features on the VTi-S are the aforementioned Bluetooth hands-free, cruise control with speed limiter and reversing camera. The audio system has 4 speakers, steering wheel audio controls, a USB port, an auxiliary jack and AM/FM radio.

Next up is the VTi-L, which drops a grand or so to A$25,490. To achieve this heated leather seating has been removed, although push button start, keyless entry, and electric lumbar adjustment on the front seats are now part of the package. Other standard features include auto headlights and wipers, drilled alloy pedals, auto transmission, leather gear knob and dual-zone climate control. The sound system features 7 speakers and a 360W amp.

New the range is the $29,590 VTi-LN, which adds leather seats and steering wheel, heated front seats, DVD player and sat nav system with live traffic updates.

The 5-speed auto is a A$2,300 option on the VTi-S, while metallic paint adds A$525 to the price of all models.


Length: 4,300mm
Width: 1,770mm
Height: 1,475mm
Wheelbase: 2,605mm

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Derek Fung

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