Honda has unveiled the Civic Tourer Concept at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The Civic Tourer Concept shares much of the same DNA as the Civic hatchback model. It has a sophisticated, aerodynamic body that creates a clean, dynamic and elegant look.
With a unique profile amongst its competitors, the Civic Tourer Concept has a low and wide stance giving it a sporty feel which is complemented by the cab forward design and sleek cabin style which are also found on the Civic hatchback.
The sporty big hatch is being called a concept as of now, but the production model is expected to look pretty much the same. The production version of the car will appear in the Frankfurt Motor Show, and the car will go on sale next year. Resembling shooting brake designs such as the CLS Shooting Brake and the XF Sportbrake, the car looks quite athletic for a hatch.
Powering the Civic Tourer will be Honda’s new 118bhp 1.6-litre and 2.2 liter i-DTEC diesel engines. In addition, 1.4 liter and 1.8-litre engines will burn petrol. There may also be a Type R variant with a 2.0 liter turbo engine with as much as 300bhp.
The Civic Touer will take on the Toyota Auris, Ford Focus Estate and the Renault Megane in the European market. The Tourer version of the Civic is expected to form 20 percent of all Civic sales.