Honda has lifted the wraps off its new Civic Tourer ahead of the wagon’s debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. Although much detail has been left for the official reveal, the images and some key information allows us a glimpse of what the Civic Tourer will be like.
While most of the frontal design elements have remained the same as the Tourer’s hatchback and sedan siblings, one of the key differences is the use of a very strong shoulder line that rises steeply all the way from the A pillar to the D pillar. There’s been liberal use of the rear quarter glass to create a floating roof effect too.
“At first glance it is clear that the Civic Tourer does not look like other Wagons. Recently launched cars have tended to follow a similar style. The Civic Tourer has a different balance and appeal,” says Adrian Killham, project manager for the Civic Tourer.
Obviously, the major drawcard for the Civic Tourer will be the extra usable interior room afforded by the new bodystyle. Honda claims a massive 624 litre boot volume, and 1 668 litre utility space, with a loading height that’s been lowered by 137 mm. Honda’s “Magic Seat” configuration system further enhances the usable interior room, with additional under-floor storage in the boot for taller items. Or if the cargo is really big, the rear seat cushions can be flipped to allow for even more volume.
Two petrol powerplants and one diesel motor have been confirmed for the European market, as well as an adaptive damper system to allow the driver to choose between comfort, normal, or dynamic driving modes.