The British-built Honda Civic Tourer is the next step in the development of the Japanese company’s longest-lived model line.
It is the all-new estate version of the popular five-door hatchback, and is the first Honda to be developed in Europe. The Civic Tourer was developed after the hatchback as an additional model in the range so it took two years for the Civic Tourer to surface.
The Civic Tourer is offered with just two engine options in the UK – the excellent 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel as a manual-only and the 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol version, which can also be specified with an automatic transmission.
With a CO2 figure of 99g/km and an average claimed economy figure of 74.3mpg, the diesel Tourer is the one that makes most sense, especially as the equivalent figures of 146g/km and 45.6mpg for the petrol version aren’t quite so impressive.
Along with improved comfort and efficiency, the new model year of Honda Civic Tourer include 624 liters of boot space and the company’s unique Magic Seats which allow the rear row to be pulled down completely for a load area with a 1,668 liter capacity.
The Civic Tourer 2014 series is also the first C-segment vehicle to include Honda’s Driver Assistance Safety Pack and higher trims which includes City-Brake Active System to help prevent or mitigate low-speed collisions, Forward Collision Warning,
UK pricing for the new Honda Civic Tourer starts at £20,265 on the road for the S-trim with 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and rises to £27,460 for the EX Plus trim with 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. The company will open the orders for the Civic Tourer at the end of December.