The Honda Civic Tourer Estate has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show as a concept. The Civic Tourer is expected to go in to production later this year.
When Honda sent is a sketch of how the new Civic Tourer will look last month, we agreed it looked rather good, although we expected a big dose of blandness to be factored in for the real Civic Tourer. But not a bit of it.
In fact, the Honda Civic Tourer, albeit the ‘Concept’ version, is a very good looking estate car. It has a swoopy coupe roofline which may not do a lot for its load-lugging capacity, but it does wonders for its appearance Not only does the Civic Tourer look good, it actually looks quite sporty.
As far as we can see this concept Tourer looks about ready to go in to production, so we can probably expect to see a production version of the Tourer arrive at Frankfurt in September before going on sale at the end of 2013.
Engines will come from the Civic hatch which means there will probably be a Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DETC offering to eke every mile out of a gallon of fuel – nearly 80mpg, at least on the official numbers – but we wonder if Honda are planning a Civic Tourer at the other end of the scale – a Honda Civic Tourer R?
For no apparent reason, Honda chose to remind us that the new Honda Civic R – the hot Civic with around 300bhp from a 1.6 litre turbo – is about to start testing at the Nurburgring. Are Honda suggesting we send our snappers to Germany to get shots of the new Civic R out playing?
Or are they hinting there will be a Civic Tourer R?