Frankfurt Motor Show LIVE: Honda Civic Tourer image

After it debuted online at the beginning of August, Honda has publicly unveiled for the first time the estate version of the successful Civic compact during the 2013 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

The new Civic Tourer was developed and designed in Europe, with a familiar front fascia – and a sleek profile that intertwines style and practicality. The Civic Tourer delivers good versatility and functionality with a class leading interior space of 624 liters (trunk volume with the rear seats up, measured up to the tonneau cover).

“I am very proud of the Civic Tourer’s sporty, sleek and dynamic proportions, which somewhat hide the car’s true functionality and versatility. To achieve true utility on a compact car, you have to consider how to make the most of the space in the cabin, which generally also affects the design. Due to the clever platform of the Civic, we had freedom to optimise the package. The end result is a car that has almost a sports-car silhouette. For me, the strength of the car is the synergy of functionality, versatility, and dynamic expression.” Adrian Killham, Large Project Leader, Civic Tourer.

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. A brand new Adaptive Damper System (ADS) will help to enhance stability and comfort under varying load and driving conditions.