- New Honda Civic Tourer goes on sale next month
- Impressive 624 litres of boot space
- New technology available as standard
Fancy a Honda Civic as your next company car but need more boot space? Worry not, as there's an estate version coming.
Set to go on sale at the beginning of next month with deliveries starting in February, the new Honda Civic Tourer will be priced from £20,265 for the entry-level 1.8 i-VTEC S model.
It will be available with a choice of two engines - the 1.8 i-VTEC petrol and the new Earth Dreams Technology 1.6 i-DTEC diesel along with a choice of four trim levels.
Likely to appeal most to company car drivers, the Earth Dreams Technology 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine offers low running costs with 74.3mpg and from 99g/km of CO2 emissions. That latter figure means it's not going to cost a huge amount to tax. At 2013/14 rates, you're looking monthly costs from £50 per month for a 20 percent tax payer.
As well as some impressive economy and CO2 credentials, the new Honda Civic Tourer also comes with a wealth of equipment. One of the highlights is a new Adaptive Damper System (ADS), which will automatically adjust the rear suspension damping force to one of three settings; dynamic, normal and comfort. The technology is designed to enhance stability and comfort under varying loads and driving conditions.
Despite being the lowest and most compact estate in the segment and being just 235mm longer than the Civic hatchback, the new Tourer offers an impressive 624 litres of boot space, with the seats folded flat the load area expands to 1,668 litres of capacity.
Safety also played a key part of the development process for the new Civic Tourer, and as a result a new Driver Assistance Safety Pack is available as a factory fit option from SE models upwards for £780. It consists of the following:
- City-Brake Active, specifically designed to help avoid or mitigate low speed accidents
- Forward collision warning, which detects the risk of collision by recognising the vehicle directly in front
- Automatic high beam
- Lane departure warning
- Traffic sign recognition
- Blind spot monitoring
- Cross traffic monitor
We were one of the first to drive the new Honda Civic Tourer. Find out how we rated it in our full review here.