Gearing up for Frankfurt next month, Honda has released specs for the UK-built Civic Tourer it intends to unveil at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. More cabin room is the most notable aspect of the Tourer, which will come with class-leading boot space of 624 liters with the rear seats in place and increases to 1668 liters with the seats down.
The Civic Tourer engine options include either the new 1.6 i-DTEC engine from the Earth Dreams Technology series or the 1.8 i-VTEC engine in manual or automatic transmission. The Adaptive Damper System (ADS) is an all-new feature to enhance stability and comfort under varying load and driving conditions.
Honda’s unique Magic Seats allows for several seating configurations including folding rear seats in one easy movement. The interior trunk floor of the Civic Tourer was raised (compared to the hatchback) while the rear seat cushions can also be flipped up to create floor space for carrying tall objects. The Tourer’s exterior design is sleek and its style creates “an impression of a floating roof line,” according to Honda.
“At first glance it is clear that the Civic Tourer does not look like other Wagons,” said Adrian Killham, Honda’s large project leader. “Recently-launched cars have tended to follow a similar style. The Civic Tourer has a different balance and appeal.”
Honda’s European R&D team devised the Tourer and scheduled delivery to European dealerships is early 2014. Honda’s UK factory in Swindon builds the Civic Tourer alongside the hatchback variant, the CR-V and Jazz.
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