THE new Honda Civic Tourer will arrive in dealerships across Europe in February 2014.
The car comes with the choice of two engines: the 1.8 i-VTEC petrol and the new 1.6 i-DTEC diesel.
The diesel engine is the first in Europe from Honda’s next-generation Earth Dreams Technology series and delivers fuel economy without compromising power and performance.
The light weight engine provides a competitive 120 PS of power and 300 Nm of torque with an acceleration time of 0 to 100 km/ph in 10.1 seconds.
And yet it still delivers 3.8L/100km on the combined cycle, giving a range of 1.315 kilometres on one tank of fuel and CO2 emissions of just 99g/km.
Despite being the lowest and most compact estate in the segment, the new Tourer offers a class-leading 624 litres of boot space (up to the tonneau cover with rear seats up).
Using Honda’s Magic Seat system, the rear seats can be pulled down to create a completely flat load area with 1,668 litres of capacity up to the roof lining.
Production of the new Civic Tourer takes place at Honda’s UK plant in Swindon, which recently celebrated the first models rolling off the production line.
The ceremony, attended by Honda associates, was hosted by senior management.
They congratulated the European R&D team and Honda’s suppliers for their hard work in the creation of the bespoke European model.
Honda’s European President and COO, Manabu Nishimae, said: “More than any other product, the Civic Tourer highlights the ambition, energy, skill and tenacity of our Honda Associates. Developed, designed, tested and produced here in Europe, the Civic Tourer demonstrates what can be achieved by our European Associates.”