Designed and developed in Europe, the British built Civic Tourer delivers distinctive styling, class-leading utility, advanced technology and an impressive balance between fuel economy and performance.
With the new model available to order from beginning of December 2013 and arriving in dealerships in February 2014, Honda has announced prices will start from £20,265 OTR for the entry level 1.8 i-VTEC S model.
The Civic Tourer is available with the choice of two engines; the 1.8 i-VTEC petrol and the new Earth Dreams Technology 1.6 i-DTEC diesel and four generously equipped trim levels. The entry level S grade includes features such as Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone (HFT), DAB Radio, USB connectivity and 16 inch allow wheels. In addition to these goodies, the SE Plus, the next level up, has rear parking sensors and 17 inch alloys, whilst SR customers will benefit from the new world first rear Adaptive Damper System (ADS), front heated seats, HDD Navi and privacy glass. Those who opt for the top EX grade will receive headlight washer, smart entry and start capability, sunglasses holder, interior blue ambient lighting and Bi-HID headlights with auto levelling.
The new 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine delivers exceptional fuel economy to help keep running costs low without compromising power and performance. The light weight engine provides a punchy 120 PS and 300 Nm of torque with an acceleration time of 0–60mph in 10.1 seconds, while achieving 74.3mpg on the combined cycle. A range of 817 miles on one tank of fuel means less trips to the fuel pumps and CO2 emissions from just 99g/km keeps the car exempt from annual vehicle excise duty.
Honda’s proven and reliable 1.8 i-VTEC petrol engine will be available in both manual and automatic transmission and provides 142 PS and 174 Nm of torque, delivering 45.56mpg on the combined cycle and from 149 g/km of CO2 emissions.
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,
World First Technology
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.
New Safety Technology
Another first is the option to add Honda’s new suite of safety technologies to a C-segment car. Based on the philosophy of ‘Safety for Everyone’, this new suite of sensor based active safety systems uses a combination of cameras, short range lidar (laser radar) and radar, to deliver a high standard of safety in all conditions, giving drivers and passengers complete peace of mind. The new Driver Assistance Safety Pack is available as a factory fit option from SE models upwards for £780 and consists of the following:
– City-Brake Active System, specifically designed to help avoid or mitigate low speed accidents
– Forward Collision Warning, which detects the risk of collision by recognising the vehicle directly in front
– High Beam Support System
– Lane Departure Warning
– Traffic Sign Recognition System.
– Blind Spot Information
– Cross Traffic Monitor
Safety Pack Two is only available on EX models and for an additional £2,500 benefits from all the features in Safety Pack One as well as Automatic Cruise Control and Collision Mitigation Braking System, in place of the City Brake Active System.
Honda Civic Tourer at a glance
|Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC S||99||74.3||£21,375||A|
|Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus||99||74.3||£22,960||A|
|Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC SR||103||72.4||£25,560||B|
|Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC EX Plus||103||72.4||£27,460||B|
|Civic Tourer 1.8 i-VTEC S||146||45.6||£20,265||F|
|Civic Tourer 1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus||149||44.1||£21,950||F|
|Civic Tourer 1.8 i-VTEC SR||149||44.1||£24,350||F|
|Civic Tourer 1.8 i-VTEC EX Plus||149||43.5||£26,250||F|
For further information on the new Civic Tourer, visit www.honda.co.uk/cars/comingsoon/civictourer/