The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show provided the perfect setting for Honda to publically reveal the new Civic Tourer. Developed and designed in Europe, the new Civic Tourer offers class-leading trunk volume of 624L (Rear seats up, measured up to the tonneau cover), advanced technology and distinctive styling.
The Civic Tourer will be offered with Honda’s 1.6 i-DTEC engine which combines competitive power (120 PS) and 300 Nm of torque with CO₂ emissions of just 99g/km*, offering an impressive balance of fuel economy and driving performance.
The updated Civic 5-door has also been shown for the first time. The car benefits from a refreshed exterior design and interior refinements that give the Civic 5-door an even more distinctive, sportier appearance. Both the updated Civic 5-door and the Civic Tourer will be built at Honda’s UK manufacturing facility and will be launched in Europe from early 2014.
Both cars also benefit from a new suite of advanced active safety systems that Honda will introduce for the first time on these models under the Advanced Driver Assist Systems name. These sensor based active safety systems use a combination of cameras and short range lidar (laser radar), and radar technologies to help avoid or mitigate accidents, delivering a high standard of safety for the driver, passengers, pedestrians and other road users in line with Honda’s philosophy of ‘Safety for Everyone’.
Also on display is the CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC unveiled at Geneva earlier this year. The CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC available in two wheel drive with manual transmission offers both performance (300Nm of torque and 120 PS) and low CO₂ emissions (119g/km*). Racing is in Honda’s DNA and the coming years herald a return to the brand’s sporty pedigree with the introduction of exciting new models and Honda’s return to Formula One (in a joint project with McLaren). In celebration of this and Honda’s current successes in Motorsport across the World, including Moto GP, WTCC and Dakar Rally, Honda will showcase a collection of modern and historic racing machines alongside its ultimate supercar, the NSX Concept II first shown in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show earlier in the year. As part of this display, Honda will show the McLaren Honda MP4/4 Heritage F1 Car, the Castrol Honda 2013 WTCC car,the RC213V Race Motorcycle ridden by Stefan Bradl that is currently running in the Moto GP and the 2013 Honda CRF450X Dakar Rally model.
Furthermore, Honda has on display some of its recently launched motorcycles including the Gold Wing F6B and the NC700X equipped with Honda’s dual clutch transmission.
*Honda internal figures