Honda is getting warmed up for the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, with a sketch of some very Euro-flavored forbidden fruit. Seen above (click on the image to see an expanded view) is the Honda Civic Wagon Concept Model – a rather tentative name for a car that Honda claims "provides strong cues for the exterior design of the final mass produced version."

The sketch seen here is obviously very stylized, but we think that if Honda can stay true to its sleek rounded forms and aggressive silhouette, the final product could be quite fetching. Note that this is an image handed out by Honda of Europe, for a European auto show – we have every expectation that that any production-ready Civic wagon will be a Europe-only deal. Sorry, guys.

Find Honda's brief press release below, which also includes news of the European debut of the updated NSX Concept we saw at January's Detroit Auto Show, along with a diesel-powered CR-V.
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Civic wagon concept model and the next generation NSX Concept take centre stage at Honda's 2013 Geneva Motor Show Display

Honda today revealed its 2013 Geneva Motor Show line-up with two new concept cars, and the CR-V featuring the new 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine.

Civic wagon concept model
The Civic wagon concept model provides strong cues for the exterior design of the final mass produced version. This new Civic derivative will further strengthen the Civic range.

Evolution of Honda NSX Concept
The new Honda NSX Concept, making its European debut, suggests a potential direction for the next-generation NSX's interior design.

The exterior design stays remarkably true to the original concept styling, maintaining its low and wide stance with the dynamic and alluring proportions that are highlighted by clean, modern and simple surfacing, and edgy details that communicate supercar attitude and a high-tech feel.

CR-V 1.6i-DTEC
The CR-V will join the Civic in offering Honda's new Earth Dreams Technology 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine. The CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC will be available in two-wheel drive, with manual transmission, providing an exceptional balance of performance and economy. The 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine is the lightest engine in its class, helping the CR-V to deliver energetic performance, agile handling and low running costs for customers. The CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC will be available from Autumn 2013.
The Honda Press Conference will take place at 13:15hrs CET on Tuesday 5th March on the Honda stand (stand number 4250).


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      mikeybyte1
      • 2 Years Ago
      The only wagon that sold well here was the Subaru Legacy, and even they abandoned it and went all in on the Outback, which is just a jacked up Legacy. Americans simply want the taller driving position, which is why CUVs outsell wagons by such a massive amount. Even the super stylish CTS wagon did not take off. So for all the fans crying for the Civic wagon to come here, history shows it simply won't sell anymore. Not in these times. It's why Ford doesn't bring the Focus wagon here, just the 5 door hatch.
      Thipps
      • 2 Years Ago
      Honda has amazing designers I just believe its their upper management and packaging constraints that keep them from bringing us inspiring cars. If the designers had their way trust me Honda would be just as exciting as other companies. Sadly the design department doesn't get a lot of pull within some companies
      SpikedLemon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Like.
      Corey
      • 2 Years Ago
      ......and we get the Crosstour FAIL.
      Chase Bryant
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm sure the argument against it for the U.S. is that it would be stepping on the Fit's toes. Personally, I'd consider a Civic Wagon long before I would consider a Fit.
        MOOSE
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Chase Bryant
        The FIT pretty much sucks given its size vs mpg! Much better options out there in that class.
          Bill Waller
          • 2 Years Ago
          @MOOSE
          But also MPG is not everyone's first consideration when buying a vehicle either. I would take a first generation Fit over say a Versa, Yaris, or Aveo anyday.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        piggybox
        • 2 Years Ago
        Everyone drives a pickup in Texas. We get it
          • 2 Years Ago
          @piggybox
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          Antonio
          • 2 Years Ago
          @piggybox
          So Juan, you are telling me I'm compromising by buying a Wagon. I should instead buy BOTH a Pickup Truck, and a Sedan? I have ZERO need for a Truck, I don't haul cattle around? That's just stupid if you live outside of Texas. Sorry, a Wagon like this is a much better option than having to buy BOTH a truck and a sedan.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @piggybox
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        th0mb0ne
        • 2 Years Ago
        Wagons aren't a compromise. They are a best of both worlds.
      express2day
      • 2 Years Ago
      How about bringing back a traditional Accord wagon (i.e. Crosstour doesn't count) to the U.S. too?
        superchan7
        • 2 Years Ago
        @express2day
        I wonder how the TSX wagon would do if rebadged as an Accord. I test drove one a few weeks ago. I really wanted to like it, but TL is more appropriate for the Acura brand.
      careyh
      • 2 Years Ago
      Before BMW brought over the Mini and Fiat the 500, Americans "wouldn't" buy premium small cars. Americans won't buy wagons because most wind up looking like wagons. This Civic "wagon" looks nothing like a wagon. Although just a concept sketch, it the real vehicle even comes close, it'll outsell the Ford Focus - which is another "wagon" that doesn't look like a wagon.
      lpattis
      • 2 Years Ago
      Please. No bulbous CR-V stylings. No SUV/CUV mock cladding. No huge ground clearance as if someone was going off-road. Give us a low riding sport-wagon. There's a small chance that us ignorant 'mericans are ready for this.
        Karfreek
        • 2 Years Ago
        @lpattis
        Everything you state is why I'm holding on to my 2005 Magnum RT with a death grip. I still love it at 114kmi and people still compliment it at gas stations and parking lots.
      Zoom
      • 2 Years Ago
      Honda would have a hit if they offered this in the US.
      Hoale
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wagons are awesome...they add more space and I think they can actually look better or as good as their sedan versions.
        inthelv
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hoale
        I agree! CTS wagon is much better looking to me than the sedan.
      ammca66564
      • 2 Years Ago
      Once again, Americans' sensible preference for the sure, steady cornering and safety of a high-riding vehicle wins out. After all, who wants a roll-over? And our preference for the great fuel economy afforded by a vehicle that punches a larger hole in the air once again wins.
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