11 August 2013

Honda Civic Tourer Revealed

Honda has released the first photo of the forthcoming Honda Civic Tourer ahead of its Frankfurt Motorshow planned debut. The wagon version of Honda Civic Euro stays incredibly faithful to the concept showcased in Geneva Motorshow earlier in the year.

The swooping Civic Tourer retains the hatchback 1,770mm width and 1,440mm height, but gains significant 285mm in the length, all of which attributed by rear overhang. The increase in space in voluminous, whereby the boot space is humongous 624L with rear seats up, an increased from already spacious 477L of the hatchback. With the rear "Magic Seat" folded, the capacity shots to 1,668L. The practicality is further enhanced with lower loading lip by 137mm compared to the hatchback, which now stands merely 565mm. The "Magic Seat" has one-touch operation for its folding mechanism, and so is the standard tonneau cover which can be folded/unfolded by one touch effort. Honda also make a big noise about its new Adaptive Damper System which enhance stability and comfort in various loading capacity.

 Honda Civic Tourer looks like no other Estate/Touring/Wagon on the market, with the seamless integration of the rear end with smooth flowing body curve. The rising beltline is as per the Euro hatch, and the extended roof while remain almost conventional, the side structure plunge downwards the D-pillar. This, and the concealed rear door handles gives it a silhouette that can even be sporty, in MMN opinion carry some cues from the Honda Jade China-made low slung MPV.

The car will be assembled in Swindon and scheduled to be on sale early next year with choice of 1.8L i-VTEC gasoline and 1.8L i-DTEC turbodiesel engine. Small gallery can be found after the jump.

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