An updated Civic coupe will be up for grabs in 2014. Base price is up $275 according to caranddriver.com. What that increase adds to the Honda that just got its design refreshed last year? More value overall from technological enhancements. EX and EX-L trims will gain pushbutton start, as well as Honda’s LaneWatch, barrowed from the 2013 Accord. Navigation will be limited to the EX-L and cost you another $1500.
Honda is allowing their CVT to be an option. Originally only in the Civic Hybrid, the Continuously Variable Transmission replaces the five speed automatic. There is still no word on a Civic Hybrid Coupe. If you prefer to actually shift gears and use your left foot, the five speed manual is offered on all trim levels, excluding the luxurious EX-L, which only has the CVT paired to the 2.0 liter. It will cost you another $800 to get the CVT, but see an increase in gas mileage, two more in the city, and one more in highway.
No word yet on the Si. Rumblings of a turbocharged Type R are abound, but doubt it reaching stateside.
Expect the application of Eyes Free Siri integration, and HondaLink smartphone engagement technology to be offered in the upper priced trim levels.