The production version of the Honda Civic Tourer has been revealed and with the new 1.6 i-DTEC engine we think this will be the estate to beat in its class.
The new 1.6 i-DTEC engine is one of the most efficient engines that we’ve tested this year in real-life use, and it will be even better in the Tourer, which looks much better than the hatchback from a design point of view.
The interior of the Civic Tourer features Honda’s innovative Magic Seat system and offers a class leading boot space of 624 litres with the rear seats in place, up to the window line. This expands to 1668 litres with the rear seats down and up to the roof.
The Civic Tourer will be available with the choice of two engines; the new 1.6 i-DTEC engine and the 1.8 i-VTEC engine in manual or automatic transmission.
The introduction of a brand new Adaptive Damper System (ADS) will help to enhance stability and comfort under varying load and driving conditions.
Developed and designed in Europe, allowing Honda’s European R&D team to lead the creative and technical design process, the new Civic Tourer will be launched in Europe in early 2014. It will be built at Honda’s UK manufacturing facility in Swindon alongside the hatchback variant and the CR-V and Jazz.
Read our review of the Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC