Honda will be expanding its European Civic range this year, and our first glimpse at the shape of things to come arrives in the form of this Tourer Concept at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. According to Honda, this swoopy concept provides a look at the upcoming Civic Tourer production model, which is set to be revealed in Frankfurt this September.

The Tourer Concept very obviously builds on the design groundwork set by the latest Civic hatchback when it first debuted in 2011. That means there are sharp, angular elements found up front and a sloping roofline that rakes down at the rear. Combine that with the large, concept-spec wheels and the funky front lighting elements, and what we have here is a really attractive little wagon – something that will no doubt battle the new Toyota Auris Touring Sports and Volkswagen Golf Variant that are also making their debut here in Switzerland.

It goes without saying, but don't expect to see this Euro Civic show up in the United States anytime soon. After all, we have the "there, I fixed it" 2013 sedan and coupe to keep us happy. Scroll down for all of the wagony details, including a video.


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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.


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      Travis C. Vasconcelo
      Damn, that is one good looking Honda! Best looking Honda I have seen in years. Too bad the US doesn't get it. Just like normal...Honda sends us more yawn mobiles!
      waetherman
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's a good looking car from most angles, though straight from the side isn't the best. Certainly has a sporty look that compares favorably to something like the Toyota Venza or Subaru Outback. And it's a hell of a lot better than that godawful Crosstour. It could find some converts here in the states, I bet. If they bring it here.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        kingrat001
        • 1 Year Ago
        As long as I don't have to be seen in it, I don't really care, but it is amazingly ugly.
      th0mb0ne
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can't stand these high beltlines and windows that converge in the back. You can't see dick all out them. It may look interesting on a concept, but I hate how practicality is always taking a back seat to these silly trends. I'm sure Honda will be happy to sell you a backup camera to "solve" this problem.
        mikeybyte1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @th0mb0ne
        And Honda used to be the epitome of site lines back in the 80's. Their cars were all tall glass all of the way around. Rollover standards may have added to the ever thickening pillars we now have, but it's become too much. I think they took a step in the right direction with the new Accord. It seems to have much more glass area than the competition.
        BG
        • 1 Year Ago
        @th0mb0ne
        I agree completely. Styling trends have trumped practicality for most brands.
      ryan
      • 1 Year Ago
      why must honda constantly make things uglier?
      lazybeans
      • 1 Year Ago
      Uninspired design. Looks like someone designed this on Friday morning before heading out to vacation in the afternoon. Pathetic attempt Honda.
      scion_tc
      • 1 Year Ago
      AND it's coming with Honda's new 1.6 diesel. DO WANT. Oh why oh why must you put up with crappy VW reliability if you want a small diesel.
      Firefly
      • 1 Year Ago
      Honda, you're starting to make me love you all over again. I know the U.S ain't getting this one. Thank God I'm moving to Oz in a little over a year.
      rkeeeballs
      • 1 Year Ago
      ....The new Kia Station Wagon ?...lol
      New Honda Cars
      • 1 Year Ago
      From the front ..it is nice but Honda Civic don't deserve hatchback as I feel... thanx
      SpikedLemon
      • 1 Year Ago
      I really like that one.
      OptimumRacingNSX
      • 1 Year Ago
      Would love to buy another Honda...this one! But, since it's not coming to the U.S., I guess I will have to hope that VW will bring the diesel variant to us...
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