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2014 Honda Civic Tourer Wagon Unveiled Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut Photo:
 
 
TMR Team | Aug, 11 2013 | 15 Comments

Honda has pulled the wraps from its new Civic Tourer wagon this week, ahead of an official premiere at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.

Little about the Tourer concept has changed in the leap to production. The big wheels are gone, and so too is the centre-mounted exhaust, but the new wagon is mostly identical to the showcar.

Interestingly, Honda is also expected to reveal a facelifted Civic hatch at Frankfurt - but with the Tourer's front-end wearing the hatch's current styling, it remains to be seen what the carmaker is planning.

As with the hatch, the Tourer is the product of Honda UK's development and manufacturing program, designed to satisfy the wagon-hungry European market.

The Tourer rides on the same 2595mm wheelbase as its hatch sibling, but adds 235mm of rear overhang for greater storage capacity.

The new wagon's storage space also benefits from a lower loading lip than the hatch, dropping by 137mm.

In all, Honda promises a rear storage capacity of 624 litres with the back seats up, or 1668 litres with the seats folded.

Those numbers compare favourably to the 524/1600 litre capacities of Renault Australia's recently launched Megane wagon, the 528/1642 litres of Hyundai's i30 Tourer, and the 605/1620 litres of Volkswagen's upcoming Golf wagon.

One key advantage for the Tourer is Honda's 'Magic Seats' system, which allows the seats to be folded flat to the floor.

The Civic Tourer is also equipped with new electronically adjustable rear dampers.

Supplied by specialist ZF Sachs, the rear dampers can switch between three modes: Comfort, Normal and Dynamic.

The new wagon will feature the same 1.6 litre diesel and 1.8 litre petrol engines offered with the hatch.

 

Australia

It's unlikely that we'll see the Civic Tourer arrive in local Honda showrooms.

Speaking with TMR at the launch of the new Honda Accord, Honda Australia boss Stephen Collins confirmed that the Tourer was not in his gunsights:

"[Civic Tourer] is not in our plan,” Collins said. “The wagon market in small cars here is pretty small, so that’s not really something we’re pushing for that hard.

“The Tourer is a really nice car, but the opportunities are relatively limited so it’s not our focus at the moment.”

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