Honda has officially unveiled the Civic Tourer at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It will go on sale in Europe early next year.

Honda has officially unveiled the Civic Tourer at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Designed to appeal to growing families, the Civic Tourer has a familiar design with an angular front fascia, bulging fenders and a 'floating' roof.

The interior carries over from the standard model but the boot holds 624 liters (22 cubic feet) of luggage and that can be expanded to 1668 liters (58.9 cubic feet) when the rear seats are folded down. Speaking of which, the Civic Tourer is equipped with rear "Magic Seats" that fold down in one easy motion.

Under the hood, two engines are available. The 1.6-liter i-DTEC produces 120 HP (88 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque, while the 1.8-liter i-VTEC churns out 142 HP (104 kW) and 174 Nm (128 lb-ft) of torque.

Last but not least, the Civic Tourer is the first model to be equipped with Honda's rear Adaptive Damper System. It has three setting - comfort, normal and dynamic - and promises to "enhance stability and comfort under varying load and driving conditions."

The Civic Tourer will be built in the United Kingdom and European sales are scheduled to begin early next year.

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