2013 Honda Civic Hatch Adds New Features, New Model, New Prices

TMR Team | Jan 31, 2013

Honda Australia has introduced a 2013 update to its five-door Civic Hatch range, less that one year on from the new body's local debut.

For the new model year, entry into the Hatch range creeps back above $20,000, with the VTi-S manual now priced at $20,650 (plus on-roads).

Honda has added new features however, leading to a price drop for the VTi-L and the introduction of a new top-shelf VTi-LN model.

A key addition to the entry-level VTi-S is cruise control, the absence of which has proven a significant bugbear in TMR's long-term review car. The system also includes an adjustable speed limiter.

Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity has also been added as a standard feature, joining a reversing camera, six-speaker audio and a flashing emergency stop signal system.

The VTi-L, now down from $26,590 to $25,490 plus on-roads, swaps its partial-leather seat trim for regular cloth, but adds smart entry with a start button.

Other features in the VTi-L include an auto dimming rear view mirror, power adjusted driver and front passenger lumbar support, tinted windows and a leather wrapped gear knob.

New to the range is the VTi-LN, priced at $29,590 and adding a satellite navigation system with live traffic updates, DVD player, leather-appointed seat trim and heated front seats.

Mechanically the range remains unchanged, with power supplied by Honda's 104kW/174Nm 1.8 litre petrol engine.

The VTi-S is available with a six-speed manual transmission (6.1 l/100km) and a five-speed auto (6.5 l/100km), while the VTi-L and VTi-LN come with the auto only.

Honda's new 88kW/300Nm 1.6 litre diesel engine is also bound for the Australian-delivered Civic Hatch in mid-2013.

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  • Yetiman says,
    3 years ago
    1 like
    Any news on the turbo diesel version?
    • Balthazaaaargh says,
      3 years ago
      they said above that it'll be here midyear....
      • Glory says,
        3 years ago
        Does it mean the new model VTI-S as well?
      • Yetiman says,
        3 years ago
        Thanks, I missed that smile
  • Me says,
    3 years ago
    I ordered and paid a deposit on one two weeks ago, confirmation deliver 2 nd week of feb...... Can't wait
    • Elbelluchi says,
      3 years ago
      To me: may I ask how much was the deposit plz?
  • FrugalOne says,
    3 years ago
    1 like
    Price of this is up and down like the brides nightie

    MUCH better value than the $39k before laugh
  • Julz says,
    3 years ago
    1 like
    I paid a $500 deposit smile picking up hopefully next week
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