Honda has finally unveiled the 2014 Civic Tourer ahead of 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, which will open its doors next month. Designed and developed in Europe, the new 2014 Honda Civic Tourer promises to deliver exceptional versatility and functionality with class leading interior space of 624 litres.
The design of the Civic Tourer is not spectacular, but Honda managed to make a beautiful car that will be perfect for people with kids or those who want a car that offers plenty of interior space. Civic Tourer features a unique style defined by by a bold line that runs continuously from the front A-pillar to the D-pillar creating the impression of a floating roof line.
Honda extended the glass of the rear quarter to cover the body work of the D-pillar, while the rear door sash was raised by 17 mm compared to the Civic 5-door. With 624 litres trunk volume (rear seats up, up to window), the Civic Tourer claims a class leading trunk space across both the C and D segments.
According to Honda, the cargo area will accommodate 3 large-sized Samsonite cases with the tonneau cover pulled over to conceal the cases. With the rear seats down, up to roof lining, the 2014 Civic Tourer offers an impressive 1668 litres trunk volume.
An additional under floor storage in the boot was created to help the owner carry tall objects in the booth. The height of the loading lip has been reduced by 137 mm compared to the Civic 5-door to facilitate effortless loading.
Honda’s unique Magic Seats deliver further practicality and space within the Civic Tourer, enabling a range of seating configurations for maximum versatility.
The rear seats assembly folds down in one easy movement, and the interior trunk floor of the Civic Tourer has been raised compared to the 5-door to create a completely flat area when the seats are folded down. The Civic Tourer will feature either the1.6 i-DTEC engine from the Earth Dreams Technology series or the 1.8 i-VTEC engine in manual or automatic transmission.
2014 Civic Tourer has managed to adapt several of the design cues from the Civic five-door model. In fact, both models have an aerodynamic body that lends a clean, elegant and dynamic appearance. Moreover, the 2014 Civic Tourer has the same distinctive face as the 2014 Civic 5-door, and they even the share the new front bumper in black garnish. Likewise, the new Civic Tourer adopts the Civic 5-door’s sleek cabin design, integrated rear door handle, darker wheel arch garnish as well as new 17-inch aluminum wheels with silver and black finish.
Of course, the Honda Civic Tourer has a number of design elements that allow it to boast its own identity. For instance, its sophisticated exterior is marked by a bold line flowing from the front A-pillar to the D-pillar, thereby making it seem that the Civic Tourer has a floating roof line.
Honda’s development team for the Civic Tourer worked hard to reinterpret its rear end to deliver a more premium feel. For instance, the team extended the glass of the rear quarter window to cover the body work of the D-pillar while raising the rear door sash 17mm higher than the Civic 5-door.
Adrian Killham, Large Project Leader for the Civic Tourer, remarked that even at first glance, the Civic Tourer doesn’t look like other wagons. He noted that while other recently launched wagons have similar styles, the new Civic Tourer boasts of a different balance and appeal.