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Redesigned Civic makes L.A. debut

TORRANCE, Calif — The 2013 Honda Civic debuted Thursday at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show sporting extensive interior and exterior design upgrades, enhanced dynamics, and a host of new standard features.

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The redesigned 2013 Honda Civic debuted Thursday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Its engine and transmission are produced in Anna and Russells Point, respectively. (PHOTO | HONDA)

Engines and transmissions for the Indiana-produced Civics come from Ohio plants in Anna and Russells Point. The Russells Point transmission factory also supplies the Canadian Civic production line.

Also, 78 Ohio-based manufacturers supply parts to the Indiana plant.

Honda also announced that the 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid earned a class-leading EPA-certified 115 MPGe rating and will go on sale in New York and California on Jan. 15 for $39,7801.

Separately, the Accord Hybrid, featuring Honda’s new two-motor hybrid system, will launch nationwide next summer with anticipated class-leading fuel economy of 49/45/47 city/hwy/combined.

The thoroughly revised 2013 Honda Crosstour and 2013 Honda CR-Z also made their auto-show debuts.

“Our industry has never been more competitive or fast changing, and a significant refresh of Civic, America’s best-selling compact car, just one model year after its debut as an all-new model shows true speed to market,” said John Mendel, American Honda executive vice president of sales. “Our corporate direction is to provide our customers with great products with speed, affordability and low carbon dioxide emissions. There is no better example of this direction than today’s introduction of the 2013 Honda Civic.”

The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan, the nation’s best-selling compact car which celebrates its 40th anniversary in America next year, is on sale now.

 While still maintaining efficiency and value, the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan receives all-new front and rear exterior styling. All Civics sport extensive interior upgrades including more luxurious finishes, and a host of new standard equipment.

Retuned steering and suspension sharpen the Civic’s handling, extensive chassis upgrades improve safety, ride comfort and interior quietness. Every Civic model has more popular standard features including hands-free cellular connection, rearview camera, Pandora radio interface, text message reader and steering wheel audio controls.

Pricing for the 2013 Civic LX Sedan begins at $18,1651.

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