The new Honda Civic Tourer will arrive in the UK as one of the most practical models available from Honda’s range, with an interior capacity that rivals just can’t match. It’s set to take on the estate versions of the Volkswagen Golf, ŠKODA Octavia and Ford Focus.
The space inside the Tourer defies its dimensions. Despite being the lowest and most compact estate in the segment and being just 235mm longer than the Civic hatchback, the new Tourer offers a class-leading 624 litres of boot space (up to the tonneau cover with rear seats up). Utilising Honda’s unique Magic Seat system, the rear seats can be pulled down to create a completely flat load area with 1668 litres of capacity up to the roof lining.
The significant luggage space is cleverly supported by the Tourer’s newly developed rear Adaptive Damper System (ADS), a world first. The clever system automatically adjusts the rear suspension damping force designed to enhance stability and comfort under the varying load and driving conditions.
The car’s been given a futuristic design in keeping with the hatchback version, with headlights that swoop back across the bonnet into a sharp point, a ‘floating’ roof and highly flared wheel arches. A redesign of the tailgate means that it now opens higher for better access to the boot. In the cabin, drivers can look forward to the logical, easily-readable arrangement of spherical instrument dials. There’s expected to be a choice of of two engines; the 1.8 i-VTEC petrol and the new Earth Dreams Technology 1.6 i-DTEC diesel with the Tourer, as well as typical family-friendly convenience and safety features.
For more information on the Honda Civic Tourer, including release dates, specification and prices, contact your local Avonvale Honda showroom today.