Gerrr, this cool looking Honda Civic Tourer will not be coming to North America and it makes me sad. We live in a nation based on homogenisation when it comes to Honda automobiles. Sometimes we get a bone – but it’s rare at best.
This car looks too good to keep away from our greedy paws!
It’s not just the sleek and unique wagon design that gets me. It’s the Adaptive Damper System (ADS) that can go from a comfy ride to a sporty ride in a snap. It’s also the 1.6-liter diesel which makes 118 horsepower and 221 lbs-feet of torque – as there are no plans to bring it to our shores. We do get a similar 1.8-liter VTEC gas engine, but the VETC 2.4-liter in the Civic Si is the only one that will tingle the spine.
Imagine: That big VTEC in this Honda Civic Tourer would be awesome!
We’ll call it an Acura TRX-AXL or something like that.
Ain’t gonna happen. No way. Not here anyway.
I know… lots of complaints about Honda today. I think the Honda Civic Tourer looks like a million bucks, as did the European Civics and I’m bent because we keep getting watered-down Civics. I mean, aren’t you bugged that the good stuff is withheld from us?
There will be an official unveiling of the Honda Civic Tourer at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show in September, but these photos are pretty much what the Honda Civic Tourer will look like. The platform is shared with the Honda Civic five-door. Honda stretched the wagon a bit and squared-off the rear end to hold more cargo.
Cargo is what it’s all about, or else people would stick with the five-door hatchback. The Honda Civic Tourer can hold 24 cubic-feet (624 liters) with the rear seats down and an impressive 58.8 cu-ft (1,668 liters) with the rear seats down. According to Honda, it can hold two full-size mountain bikes.
No mention of prices, but I know that the base model Honda Civic costs £16,995 – my guess is that the base price of the Honda Civic Tourer might be over £19,995. We’ll find out as it is revealed next month. Sales officially begin in 2014. In Europe.
Speaking of Honda, here’s a fun video that compares the Honda Accord Sport 6-speed manual to the Accord Sport CVT!
Come on Honda, how about a little love in this direction!?