Wraps come off Honda Civic Tourer ahead of Frankfurt show

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 by
The new Civic Tourer will be launched in Europe in early 2014

The new Civic Tourer will be launched in Europe in early 2014

has taken the wraps off the new British built Civic Tourer ahead of its official unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013.

The sleek exterior design of the new Civic Tourer houses a spacious interior which delivers exceptional versatility and functionality. It features Honda’s innovative Magic Seat system and offers a class leading boot space of 624 litres with the rear seats in place, up to the window line. This expands to 1668 litres with the rear seats down and up to the roof.

This new model offers class leading boot space across both the C and D segments

This new model offers class leading boot space across both the C and D segments

The Civic Tourer will be available with the choice of two engines; the new 1.6 i-DTEC engine from the Earth Dreams Technology series and the 1.8 i-VTEC engine in manual or automatic transmission. The introduction of a brand new Adaptive Damper System (ADS) will help to enhance stability and comfort under varying load and driving conditions.

Developed and designed in Europe, allowing Honda’s European R&D team to lead the creative and technical design process, the new Civic Tourer will be launched in Europe in early 2014. It will be built at Honda’s UK manufacturing facility in Swindon alongside the hatchback variant and the CR-V and Jazz.

“The Civic Tourer’s sporty, sleek and dynamic proportions, somewhat hide the car’s true functionality and versatility. To achieve true utility on a compact car, you have to consider how to make the most of the space in the cabin, which generally also affects the design. Due to the clever platform of the Civic, we had freedom to optimise the package. The end result is a car that has almost a sports-car silhouette,” said Adrian Killham, Project Leader for the Civic Tourer.

The exterior design of the Civic Tourer is sleek and sporty, its distinctive style is defined by a bold line that runs continuously from the front A-pillar to the D-pillar creating the impression of a floating roof line.

The glass of the rear quarter window has been extended to cover the body work of the D-pillar and the rear door sash has been raised by 17mm compared to the Civic hatchback to create this bold styling line.

The Civic is considered to have one of the best interiors in its class

The Civic is considered to have one of the best interiors in its class

“At first glance it is clear that the Civic Tourer does not look like other estate cars. Recently-launched cars have tended to follow a similar style. The Civic Tourer has a different balance and appeal,” added Adrian.

Behind this sleek and sporty design is a hidden versatility that offers clever functionality and unrivalled practicality.

The Civic Tourer benefits from the same unique centre fuel tank layout used in the Civic hatchback. The fuel tank is located under the front seats allowing the Civic Tourer to offer unparalleled interior space and Honda’s clever Magic Seats.

The Civic Tourer features an innovative Adaptive Damper System

The Civic Tourer features an innovative Adaptive Damper System

 

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