Cyclist fans await unveiling of Honda Civic Tourer Active Life Concept in Frankfurt

Article by Christian A., on September 10, 2015

Expect to see the unveiling of Honda’s Civic Tourer “Active Life Concept” at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. Among the highlights of this Tourer are its top-of-the-class cargo room and its flexibility in the C-segment.

What this concept proves is that style and space can go together. Apparently, Honda really wants to fill its customers’ needs related to having an active lifestyle with its sleek exterior and range of interior accessories as well as a personalized paint color.

The Civic Tourer Active Life Concept makes full use of its fuel tank’s center layout, giving it a low loading height and a trunk space that measures 1,668 liters. Furthermore, it offers a set of highly interesting features such as a smart loading rack that can transport 2 bicycles and a retractable arm that may be pulled out from the track, allowing for easier repairs and maintenance.

Cycling fans will love that it comes with a built in integrated air pump, an extended shade area, a big light located on the tailgate, and a retractable bench. The exterior style of this concept is dynamic, featuring a special blue paint finish with a silver roofline and a lower gun metallic gradation.

Making it appear sportier are 18-inch alloy wheels and a rear bumper that’s custom-designed. Its interior is highly customized too. The steering wheel and the gear shift are accented by blue stitching and a black roof lining, which also appeared on the Civic Sport and Civic Type R.

Suede and leather are both used for the front seats. Just because it is spacious doesn’t mean that its fuel efficiency is compromised. It is equipped with new i-DTEC engines taken from the brand’s Earth Dreams Technology series.

In fact, a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title was set by the Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC for fuel efficiency. When driven across 24 EU countries last June for the 25-day ‘real-world’ challenge, the car recorded an average of 2.82 litres per 100km (100.31mpg) in this 13,498km (8,387 mile) drive.

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Honda will reveal the Civic Tourer “Active Life Concept” at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, underlining the Tourer’s class leading cargo space and versatility within the C-segment. The Concept study shows that style and space can work together; a custom paint colour further enhances the sleek and sporty exterior and an accessorised interior demonstrates the Concept’s suitability for an active lifestyle and the needs of its customers.

Utilising the unique centre fuel tank layout, the Civic Tourer Active Life Concept makes full use of its 1668 litres* trunk space and a low loading height. Features include a smart loading rack capable of transporting two bicycles, along with a retractable arm which can be extended from the rack, making maintenance and repairs easier. Other maintenance accessories include a built in integrated air pump, a large light located on the tailgate, an extended shade area and a retractable bench making the Concept an ideal vehicle for cycling enthusiasts. Further accessories include a toolbox, bottle holder, water tank and a front wheel holder which are all integrated within the trunk side lining. Other clever storage solutions include a special aero shape roof box designed to accommodate essential cycling accessories such as shoes and helmets.

The dynamic exterior styling of the Civic Tourer Active Life Concept reflects the sporty and active lifestyle of the customer; featuring a custom blue paint finish with a lower gun metallic gradation and a silver roofline which help accentuate the Civic Tourer’s sleek styling and aerodynamic design. New 18-inch alloy wheels and a custom design rear bumper further highlight the Civic Tourer’s sporty characteristics.

The interior also features a customised theme; blue stitching can be found on the steering wheel and on the gear shift, along with a sporty black roof lining, which is also found on the Civic Sport and Civic Type R.

The front seats combine both suede and leather and feature a carbon tape with blue piping that runs along the centre and along the upper outer areas of the seat, continuing into the suede door lining.

Of course, space doesn’t have to come at the cost of efficiency, and to demonstrate that belief, and proving in emphatic terms the efficiency of the new i-DTEC engines from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series, the Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC recently set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for fuel efficiency. The 25-day ‘real-world’ challenge in June saw the car average 2.82 litres per 100km (100.31mpg) in a 13,498km (8,387 mile) drive across 24 contiguous EU countries.

See the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title-holding Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC and the Civic Tourer Active Life Concept as well as Honda’s new model range displayed at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show at stand B11 in Hall 9.0 (15-16 September).

* Seats down, up to roof lining

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