Long roof Civic will not be available in North America, but maybe if we wish really, really hard…
What you see above is something that looks pretty from afar. Unfortunately, we will never know if it is truly pretty up close as we will never see the Honda Civic Tourer on our shores.
Shown in concept form, the Tourer hints at the production Civic wagon which will be revealed in its final guise in September in Frankfurt. Built upon the European Civic (which is vastly different from the one you and I can buy here in Canada), the new wagon and Type-R variants will be assembled in Honda’s Swindon, UK plant.
The wagon seems to take a very similar shape to the Mazda 5, sans sliding doors and third-row seating. But, one thing is for sure, it looks a hell of a lot better than a Crosstour.
Press release and gallary below.
British Built Honda Civic Range Expanding with New Tourer and Type R Variants
– Wraps Taken Off Honda Civic Tourer Concept
– Civic Type R Nurburgring testing to begin in 2013
Honda has taken the wraps off the Civic Tourer Concept at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. This Concept provides strong hints to the exterior design of the Civic Tourer production model which will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Honda has also confirmed that track testing of the new Civic Type R will start at the Nurburgring in 2013.
Civic Tourer Concept Unveiled
The Civic Tourer Concept shares many of the same features as the ninth generation Civic hatchback model which was launched in late 2011. It has a sophisticated, aerodynamic body that creates a clean, dynamic look.
With a distinctive profile amongst its competitors, the Civic Tourer Concept has a low and wide stance giving it a sporty appearance which is complemented by a sleek cabin style also found on the Civic hatchback.
The Civic Tourer Concept continues the same design direction as previous Honda Tourer derivatives such as the Accord Tourer and Civic Aero deck which sought to offer smooth design combined with practical and class leading cargo space.
The production version of the Civic Tourer will be in dealerships in early 2014 and will be built alongside the hatchback model in Honda’s production facility in Swindon, Wiltshire.
Nurburgring testing for new Civic Type R
Last year, Honda confirmed the introduction of an all-new Civic Type R for Europe. With the application of technologies from Honda’s World Touring Car Championship Civic, development is progressing well and Honda has now announced that testing at the Nurburgring will begin in Europe during 2013. The Type R model will be built in Swindon alongside the rest of the Civic range.