The new Honda Civic has undergone a remarkable transformation to bring it in line with what the market has demanded. The quaint compact style car introduced its ninth generation in 2012 and with the FB4, FG3, FB2, FG4, and FB6 models it was a big seller, particularly in the North American market.
This trend was bucked for a slow down in car sales across the world, perhaps it was because the models were described as energetic, slick and versatile with plenty of aerodynamics. But now as we move into 2013, the Honda Civic is about to get a real boost of style and power. The new Honda Civic Type R will be increased to a brake horse power of 300 and its two litre engine will be turbo charged.
Its appearance too, is sleek and modern looking and certainly a vast improvement on the designs of earlier Civic models. But the Type R was supposed to have the previous 1.6 litre engine developed but a change of heart in the design team at Honda decided that a turbo charged 2.0 litre engines would be far more powerful. It seemed Honda was looking at the competition and the Renault Megane 265 was used as the car to compete against when bringing out Honda’s 2013 Civic.
Honda has been watching closely at the competition and its aim in 2013 is to have the fastest front wheel drive car on the market. It has also pledged to maintain that superiority right through to 2015 and beyond if necessary.
The new 2013 Honda Civic has been touted as the car that will fix everything. It has a radically altered interior from the 2012 Honda Civic and it is virtually unrecognizable in its appearance. The front and back end bumpers are much more dynamic and sleeker looking. When the 2012 model came out, it did so to some critical reviews, some of which were not very favourable.
Car magazines and critics will definitely love the new 2013 Honda Civic as it just looks smarter and meatier, and that might be because it is! Inside the car you’ll find a number of state of the art car gadgets for the technically-minded driver, like the Bluetooth hands-free calling system and constant audio stream for music. The price comes in at a little over $18,000 with a destination charge of about $800. But you’ll think this is well worth the cost when you see its new sporty look.