Honda Updates Civic Hybrid And Insight For Australian Market Photo:
TMR Team | Jul, 31 2013 | 2 Comments

Honda Australia has sharpened the pricing of its Insight and Civic Hybrid models this week, the latter also picking up a number of new features.

For 2013, the Civic Hybrid falls $2000 to $33,990 and adds satellite navigation with SUNA traffic updates, DVD player, reversing camera with guidelines, Smart Entry and push-button start, daytime running lights and vanity mirror illumination.

The The Civic Hybrid remains otherwise unchanged, powered by a 1.5 litre petrol engine paired with Honda's tweaked Integrated Motor Assist system, producing a combined 82kW and 172Nm.

All Series II Civics have a five-star ANCAP safety rating with six airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist.

The Insight's features remain unchanged, although the slippery hybrid's price has fallen $3000 to $26,990 for the VTi and $30,490 for the VTi-L.

The Insight picked up an updgrade this time last year, adding a number of styling and interior changes, along with LED daytime running lights, integrated Bluetooth with steering-wheel mounted controls and new door mirrors with side turn indicators.

The Insight's 1.3 litre i-VTEC petrol engine and CVT auto were also improved last year, with fuel use dropping from 4.6 to 4.3 l/100km on the combined cycle.

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