2013 Frankfurt Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The 2014 Honda Civic Tourer, the wagon version of the European Honda Civic, will debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.
- The Honda Civic Tourer is not coming to the United States.
- The production version of the Honda Civic Tourer bears a strong resemblance to the concept of the same name that debuted at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show.
FRANKFURT, Germany — The 2014 Honda Civic Tourer, the wagon version of the European Honda Civic, will debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.
The Honda Civic Tourer is not coming to the United States.
The Japanese automaker said late last week that the Civic Tourer will be built in the United Kingdom and go on sale in Europe starting in early 2014. Pricing was not announced.
The car was developed and designed in Europe. Its creators say the "end result is a car that has almost a sports-car silhouette."
The Civic Tourer will be equipped with either the 1.6-liter four-cylinder i-DTEC diesel engine first used in the Civic five-door here or the 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine. Specifications were not disclosed.
Honda also said the Civic Tourer will be the first of its cars to use a new adaptive rear damper system that allows the driver to choose among three suspension settings. They are comfort, normal and dynamic.
The European Civic is a different car from the U.S.-spec Civic. It's smaller and uses a twist-beam rear suspension.
Edmunds says: Even though American consumers typically shun station wagons, a case could be made for the sharp-looking Honda Civic Tourer, especially when you compare it to the stodgier Honda Crosstour.