The production variant of the Honda Civic Tourer will have a "significantly" bigger boot in comparison to its rivals in this segment.
The production variant of the Honda Civic Tourer will have a “significantly” bigger boot in comparison to its rivals in this segment.
It will be revealed to the public in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show and will have to compete against cars such as the Volkswagen Golf VII Variant, Ford Focus Estate and Kia cee’d Sportswagon. Auto Express talked to Honda’s senior engineer Adrian Killham who said the Civic Tourer will have the best boot in its class, which means it will be larger than Octavia Combi’s 610-liter capacity (with the seats up).
He also said the version equipped with the 1.6-liter diesel engine will have CO2 emissions of less than 100 g/km. Initially, Honda didn’t plan an estate version of the Civic, but eventually decided to work on such a model which will add less than 40 kg (88 lbs) to the curb weight.
As you might remember, Honda previewed the model in March at the Geneva Motor Show with a very attractive concept. We can only hope the production model won’t get lost in translation. Engine lineup will be carried over from the hatchback, while a hybrid model could be planned as well. More premium versions of the Honda Civic Tourer will get some type of adaptive suspension which will be “very appropriate for a wagon.”
Programmed to go on sale in UK in January 2014, the Tourer will cost “between 500 GBP and 1,200 GBP” more than its hatchback sibling.