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2014 Honda Civic Tourer Set for 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2013 Frankfurt Auto Show


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2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Just 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 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.

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.

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Comments

  • lcosta75 lcosta75 Posts:

    I'm a huge wagon fan. I cringe every time a new wagon comes out in Europe (and the world) and it doesn't make it here (e.g. focus wagon, Hyundai i30 wagon, etc). That being said...I really don't like this civic wagon. For the first time I'm not upset that a "euro" wagon is not coming to the US.

  • skw0123 skw0123 Posts:

    I'd pass, too. This wagon looks odd...it might look better in the metal, but the steeply raked windscreen and pinched rear greenhouse would seem to compromise its everyday liveability. There aren't too many true wagons in this segment in the U.S. but there are far better functional alternatives to this, including the Fit.

  • ks55 ks55 Posts:

    Icosta75"For the first time I'm not upset that a "euro" wagon is not coming to the US." Phew. Thank God.... The last thing Honda would want to do is piss you off.

  • alsas alsas Posts:

    I generally like wagons, but I didn't think it was possible to make one so heinous looking.

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