Honda, despite the predictions of its rapid demise, sold loads of the 2012 Civic and I would wager that with the same pricing still in effect, they will sell even more of the 2013 model. The Civic is a good car for they money. Maybe not as flashy and blingy as some competitors, but not everyone wants flash and bling, myself included.
It seems last year's earthquake really shook the Japanese makers up; they are now aggressively improving their products. This is a big gain for all consumers. Better choice and lower prices; we are all winners.