Honda has released official images of the Civic Tourer ahead of its global launch at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The car will be the second touring option in Honda’s UK line up along with the Accord Tourer.
Honda had previewed the concept earlier and the production model almost replicates the prototype. The facia resembles the current Civic sportback, but gets a more angular headlamp cluster and a broader front grille and bumper unit that also house the day time running lamps. The protruded rear fenders flow towards the rear taillights that embrace a mammoth 1668-litre boot, enough to pack your entire household. The interiors get the standard top-quality Honda finish with ‘Magic Seats’ at the rear that fold either up or down in one single motion.
The Tourer will likely be powered by the same set of engines form the Civic, implying that the 1.6-litre diesel will be accompanied by the 1.4-litre and the 1.8-litre petrol options. Power and torque figures for the 1.6-litre diesel is expected to be around 120PS and 300Nm respectively, while the 1.8-litre petrol is expected to make 145PS power and 175Nm torque.
The Tourer variants have never been a crowd favourite in India and so this one will not fit the bill for the Indian market. But what we did like was the previous generation Civic and the possible plans of re-introducing an updated model with a diesel engine. With Honda readying the Jazz facelift for India the Civic facelift may soon follow, but that won’t be a priority for Honda – the next-gen City and Brio-based MPV will be here sooner.