It's only a matter of hours before Honda gives us a talk- and a walk-around the refreshed 2013 Civic at its scheduled press conference at the Los Angeles Motor Show, but in the meantime, here are some new pictures of the compact saloon.
To be more specific, what we have here are the first photos of the car's updated interior and the exterior of the sportier Civic Si edition, which follow an earlier pair of images showing the mid-level EX-L grade.
Honda has taken a lot of flak from the press for the current generation Civic's interior. Consumer Reports, for example, had said that the cabin "feels cheap" and is "a letdown from previous Civics".
From this image, we see that Honda has made some changes to the design of the dashboard, which now features a new center section with different air vents, new controls for the air conditioning system and at least in this grade, more upscale trim with silver finishes and leather padding on the passenger side and the upper parts of the door panels.
The lower part of the center console has also been redesigned.
Moving on to the red colored Civic Si sedan, along with the redesigned front and rear ends that are common throughout the range, the sportiest version of the series gains a larger boot wing, a new rear diffuser with a honeycomb insert in the middle, and newly styled alloy wheels.
For the rest of the details, we'll have to wait until later in the afternoon.