Since 1973, Honda has sold well over 1.2 million Civics in Canada, and 2010 sees the popular compact offering more value, sensibility and safety than ever. Virtually every Civic model sold in Canada is built in Ontario by Canadian hands. The automaker sells their most recognized vehicle in several trim levels and body styles to meet a wide variety of needs and budgets.
With spring in the air, driving enthusiasts and sports car buffs will be gravitating towards the Civic Coupe at dealerships across the country. Priced from just $16,190, the Civic Coupe is a sleek and exciting two-door version of the popular sedan. It offers the same efficient drivetrains and safety while targeting a buyer after a more personal, emotional and dynamic driving experience.
Over the years, the Civic Coupe has become popular with owners looking to customize the looks, interior, handling and performance of their machines. Countless examples are likely rolling around your city streets or available in the used car marketplace. For 2010, Honda is allowing new Civic Coupe shoppers to take part in the trend of vehicle personalization by offering a variety of upgrades and add-ons that are available directly from the dealership.
Interested in turning your Civic Coupe’s styling up a notch? Consider a factory body-kit. Available for under $2,000, Honda’s accessory body-kit includes front, rear and side-skirts that visually beef-up and lower your car, adding uniqueness and a sporty flare. Fog-lamps, a spoiler and wheels can also be added for further effect.
Rearview mirror caps, window visors and door handle covers from Honda’s ‘Mugen’ performance product line can be ordered, and owners can dress up their Civic Coupe’s interior with a variety of inexpensive parts like shifter knobs and trim kits. Upgraded audio components and storage organizers can be purchased as well.
Those more concerned with performance than looks can opt for the Skunk 2 ‘Mega Power’ exhaust system, which is available for around $600. After installation, owners can expect a more aggressive and enjoyable sound from the engine, as well as a slight increase in power. A variety of upgraded wheel and tire packages are available for extra grip and handling performance, and a Honda performance suspension upgrade can be fitted as well. Priced at around $1,100, the custom suspension is ideal for those after improved handling, or for owners considering visiting a track on weekends.
Why buy performance upgrades from your dealership? Honda’s parts are designed in-house, professionally engineered, guaranteed to fit properly and built to perform to the same standards as the rest of your vehicle. They are also typically covered by your new-car warranty. After all, confidence is a big part of the Civic buying experience. And remember, unlike the parts available on eBay, Honda’s performance products don’t come with expensive shipping bills and duty charges. Most of Honda’s upgrade parts can also be retrofitted to older Civic Coupe models.
For the complete listing of upgrades available for the 2010 Civic Coupe, or for any Honda you own, be sure to pop by your dealership’s parts counter.