“All hail the King of compact cars,” or so the masses of droning Honda Civic buyers might chant as they march in unison with cash in hand.
Love it or hate it, the Civic is a force to be reckoned with. Sales increased this year even after the collective body of automotive journalists ridiculed Honda’s 2012 effort. In spite of that, the brand tweaked its popular little car to give it broader appeal. What, exactly, that project meant was a mystery until today when the brand released images of the 2013 car.
Headed for the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, the car gets a new open mouth lower bumper with a black honeycomb mesh grille. It also gets new clear lens corner lights and a revised hood to deliver a more chiseled look.
Revisions continue around the car at the rear where it has similar tail lights that sit above a revised rear bumper and new trunk lid accented by a thick horizontal chrome strip.
Honda also said the car has a longer list of tweaks, changes and safety improvements which it will release during the L.A. Auto Show in two weeks.