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Tony O'Kane | Aug, 08 2013 | 6 Comments

Honda has confirmed that its Civic Tourer small wagon will make its global debut at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.

The small wagon was previewed earlier this year in concept form at the Geneva Motor Show, showcasing a silhouette that's only marginally more rump-heavy than the Civic hatchback upon which it's based.

The carmaker has also confirmed that it will unveil an updated Civic hatch in Frankfurt, debuting exterior and interior tweaks.

Details of the update have not been offered, although we might expect new LED-enriched headlights inspired by the Civic Tourer concept (and used in our Civic Type R rendering).

 

Tourer

Powertrains for the new Tourer have not yet been confirmed, but the wagon is likely to reach the European market with a 1.6 litre 'Earth Dreams' turbodiesel as well as a petrol option.

The news of a Frankfurt debut follows the release last month of a teaser video for the Tourer, showing a camouflaged prototype undergoing cold-weather testing in Sweden.

The video doesn't give any glimpses into the rear half of the Civic Tourer's cabin, but it does make mention of the Tourer's new electronically adjustable rear dampers.

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

 

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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