Honda has revealed the new British built Civic Tourer at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show.
It includes Honda’s ‘Magic Seat system’ – also used in the Jazz and Civic hatchback – which 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. These figures are more typical of the upper-medium estate sector.
The Civic Tourer will be available with the option of two engines: the new 1.6 i-DTEC engine and the 1.8 i-VTEC engine in manual or automatic transmission. The introduction of a new Adaptive Damper System (ADS) aims to improve stability and comfort under varying load and driving conditions.
Designed and developed in Europe, allowing Honda’s European R&D team to lead the innovative and technical design process, the new Civic Tourer will be launched in Europe in early 2014.
The New Civic Tourer will be built at Honda’s UK manufacturing facility in Swindon alongside the hatchback variant, the CR-V and the Jazz. Performance, fuel economy figures and full specifications will be released closer to the car’s launch.