Our spy photographers have recently caught a prototype of the refreshed Euro-spec Honda Civic, seen here undergoing road trials in Germany. The fresh batch of spy shots depicts the Tourer model – what US customers would actually call a station wagon.
Just like is the case with the normal Civic hatchback, the Tourer version will improve its exterior appearance with styling cues and tweaks inspired by the Civic Type R Concept presented in March during the Geneva Motor Show.
The spy shots seem to depict a lower-end model, as the taillights lack the thin, curvy LED lights assembly that is rumored to remain available on higher trim levels for the Civic family. The prototype in question adopts the new front fascia, while the headlamps seem to have been kept the same as the outgoing models’. The new, facelifted Civic lineup is expected to make its first public appearance later this autumns, during the days of the Paris Motor Show that starts in the beginning of October.
The mild refresh also looks keen on keeping the same powertrain options, which include a 1.8 i-VTEC gasoline engine that delivers 142 HP (104 kW) and 174 Nm (128 lb-ft) of torque and the new 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine that delivers 120 HP (88 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque.