Compared to competing models, the production variation of Honda Accord Tourer models will be considerably higher in this segment, and the official launch will occur in September at the time of the exhibition of car in Frankfurt.
Honda has actually currently verified that the 2014 Honda Civic Tourer will be developed here in the UK, at its HMUK plant in Swindon, and expects that the estate will make up around 20 per cent of total Civic sales.
2014 Honda Civic Tourer redesign
And the test mule snooped right here shows how close the 2014 Honda Civic Tourer is to the concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. The vibrant rear wheelarch surfacing and big rear wing have actually been toned down a little, but you can see that the Tourer keeps the swoopy appearance of the concept. The rising shoulderline is still there, as are the swept-back tail-lights, sloping roofline and little spoiler that functions as a light bar that runs along the bottom edge of the rear window.
The concept’s neat roofing rails have also made it onto the last production model, while the automobile snooped right here abandons the concept’s center exhaust layout, and obtains a rear windscreen wiper.
The stylish look isn’t to the detriment of practicality, nevertheless, as the spy images clearly reveal the car’s big, rectangular tailgate that cuts right down low into the rear bumper to make filling heavy objects easier.
No boot figures are available yet, but the company did say that the Tourer will have “class-leading freight area”. That suggests it’s lots area will easily eclipse models like the Ford Focus Estate and Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer, which have 1,502 litres and 1,550 litres of boot space respectively.
The engine line-up will consist of Honda’s new 118bhp 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel, and although no figures are readily available yet, this is most likely to produce less than 100g/km. Most likely is a more powerful 2.2-litre diesel, plus 1.4 and 1.8-litre petrol models.
Release date and price
The brand-new Honda Civic Tourer will have its main launching at the Frankfurt motor show in September. An anticipated premium of â�¤ 900 over the hatchback implies that the entry point should be around â�¤ 19,250 for the 1.8 gasoline SE when it goes on sale in very early 2014.
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