The 2013 Honda Civic has received a new facelift, according to a news release on Monday which said that the company will be giving the 2013 car a more youthful and sporty style.
Honda stated on Monday that the 2013 Civic will come with a new front bumper and a sporty mesh grill along with chrome accents and integrated fog lights on upper trims, reports The New York Times.
The Civic’s amber cornerlights have also been replaced with more classy clear units while the hood has received more aggressive lines. The new rear bumper and trunk lid also take on different lines, making them look less like the 2001 Toyota Camry.
The taillights also extend into the trunk lid and reflectors have been integrated into the bumper. A honeycomb mesh vent also accentuates the lower part of the bumper as a lower diffuser panel. Along with the cosmetic makeover, new options will be added for wheels.
The changes to the 2013 Honda Civic are likely the result of criticism it received for its 2012 model’s exterior design, reports Motor Trend. While photos and details about the interior of the new Civic haven’t been released yet, it’s likely that they will mimic the company’s larger Accord sedan.
There will likely be more standard features like Bluetooth, USB ports, and a more driver-centric stack. Despite all of the criticism they received for the less-than-stellar design of the 2012 Civic, the mid-size sedan has still finished at or near the top of its class in sales each month. There have been 254,716 models sold through October, making it the best-selling compact car in the US so far this year.
The 2013 Honda Civic will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in late November.