Modularity all events, bigger boot space of the category and clever adaptive damping system, the new Honda Civic Tourer finally unveils its first secrets. Something to laugh yellow generalist competitors.
Patience is a virtue dear to Honda! The Japanese automaker has indeed waited more than a year and a half to present Tourer (wagon) of the ninth generation of its compact Civic. A strategy against the current of the current trend that sees manufacturers multiply models very quickly.
During this period of gestation, the engineers of the Japanese brand focused on the major assets of an estate, ie its livability and modularity. Civic Tourer can also boast of being the most generous compact market general break with a volume of 624 liters. Or 14 liters more than the Skoda Octavia and even 21 liters more than the Volkswagen Passat Estate!
Like the sedan, the Tourer has the “magic seats” Honda whose foundation goes back down when they are folded and offer a completely flat floor with a volume of 1668 liters. This is not all, a false floor can accommodate two small suitcases cabin when a compartment is provided for the luggage cover.
To facilitate loading, the height of the threshold was lowered to 13.7 cm from the Civic sedan. Adding trunk has obviously influenced the length which now rises to 4.52 meters with width and height unchanged. Just like the overall silhouette of the car that is gaining fluency with rear pillars and rear quarter doubled elongated.
Question engines, the Civic Tourer will be equipped to choose the excellent 1.6 i-DTEC 120 hp and block 1.8 i-VTEC 140 hp with manual or automatic transmission. Leaders Honda also announced many embedded technologies such as ADS, an adaptive damping system available on the rear axle. It will aim to improve the stability and comfort of the car according to the driving conditions and load.
To find it all on the road, you’ll have to arm themselves with a little more patience. The Honda Civic Tourer will indeed marketed until the beginning of 2014.