Mike Stevens | Sep 28, 2012

If Honda's promise of new Civic Type R, roadster and next-generation Jazz and crossover models isn't enough, here's something else: a new Civic wagon.

Teased by a single new image today, the upcoming wagon will be based on the new Civic hatch, featuring the same curvaceous lines and sleek profile.

Likely to be built alongside the Civic hatch in the UK, the wagon will wear a tapered roofline, rounded out by the illusion of a split D-pillar at the rear end.

Honda says it will reveal a pre-production concept of the new model early in 2013, but like the new CR-V SUV, it will likely debut as a thinly-veiled preview of the final design.

The carmaker has also used the Paris Motor Show to display its new Civic Hatch in 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel form, which will arrive in Australia next year.

The new turbodiesel produces 88kW and 300Nm of torque, with peak power available at 4000rpm and torque online at 2000rpm.

The engine lists fuel consumption figures of just 3.6 l/100km, putting it at the more miserly end of the segment.

By comparison, Honda's older but recently revised 2.2 litre i-DTEC engine lists power at 110kW and 350Nm. Exact fuel consumption figures are still to be revealed, although the pre-update engine lists 5.2 l/100km on the combined cycle.

Honda also claims the 1.6 litre engine is the world's lightest diesel, coming in at 170kg thanks to an aluminium block, a compact turbocharger, and a focus on lightweight high-strength materials.

Watch for more details on the Australian Civic Hatch diesel, and the new Civic wagon, in the coming year.


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