HONDA Civic Tourer
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Based on the successful 9th generation of the Honda Civic Hatchback, the Civic Tourer shared some parts with that, but with a different back.
The 9th generation of the Honda Civic was the last that featured naturally aspirated gasoline engines in Europe. Underneath the new shape it was the same platform as its predecessor, but with some modifications to the suspension. It was the first Civic that didn’t feature a 3-door body version, but it was offered as a station-wagon.
Honda was not so keen on offering a station-wagon for its Civic range. That body shape was usually offered for the Accord range. From the front to the B-pillars, the Tourer was the same as the hatchback on which platform was based. The extended roofline was sloped to the rear and its tailgate was raked.
Inside, there was the same high-seating position for the front passengers due to the gas tank that was installed under the driver’s seat. The instrument cluster was divided into two parts, with the upper side showing the speedometer and some warning lights and the lower part that displayed the tachometer and other information lights. The infotainment system was installed on the center console and, on some markets, it was offered as standard. Thanks to its rear seats folding system, named “Magic seats”, the bench could have been risen to allow transport of taller objects or to fold flat the bench for bigger trunk space.
The suspension system was highly criticized by Honda customers. The McPherson front struts and the torsion-beam rear system did not offer the same level of comfort or cornering speed ability as the 7th generation of the Civic. For the engine bay, Honda offered one 1.8-liter gasoline engine and a 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel.