Honda’s new Civic Tourer made its public debut at the famed Frankfurt Show last week and it was very well received indeed.
At the Press Conference, it was confirmed that it would achieve impressively low CO2 emissions from only 99g/km* (3.8l/100km, 74mpg) when partnered with Honda’s 1.6 i-DTEC engine. The Civic Tourer builds on the strength of the Civic Hatchback, offering class leading boot space and practicality. Honda’s commitment to safety is embodied by the term ‘Safety for Everyone’; safety for drivers, but also safety for passengers, pedestrians and occupants of all vehicles.
In a further expansion of Honda’s Advanced Driver Assist Systems, a number of new active safety features have been announced at Frankfurt, for introduction to the Civic and Civic Tourer ranges from early 2014. The new systems include Forward Collision Warning, Cross Traffic Monitor, City-Brake Active System, Blind Spot Information, Lane Departure Warning and Traffic Sign Recognition.
Also featured on the Honda stand at the Frankfurt Show is the CR-V powered by Honda’s advanced 1.6 iDTEC engine. The new combination of 1.6 diesel engine and 2WD has created class-leading fuel efficiency, with 120 PS matched to 119g/km CO2 (4.5l/100km, 62.8mpg), all within a car that remains one of the most spacious and versatile in its class. The CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC arrives in Irish Dealerships in October. At the same show, Honda also unveiled the new Civic Type which is powered by a direct injection turbocharged 2.0 litre engine, and will deliver at least 280 PS.