Honda's stylish new Civic wagon concept will likely reach production in Europe, but a future in the US remains unlikely.
Here’s the good news: Honda is finally getting its groove back after a multi-year inability to build truly exciting cars in the realm of the dearly departed S2000 and even the previous generation Civic. Heck, even Toyota attempted to fill the boring void by launching the GT-86/FR-S. Now that the heavily revised seventh-gen Civic is out along, with the new Accord, the Japanese firm appears to be getting back on track. And now it has revealed its Civic Tourer Concept that’s set to premiere at Geneva this week.
But here’s the bad news: Like the Civic hatchback, an eventual production version of the Civic Wagon likely won’t arrive Stateside. Details are still coming in at the moment, but what we do know is that the Concept is powered by a new 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine that’s good for 118 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. An oil-burning wagon? Sounds awfully European to us and, quite frankly, we’re jealous. The Civic Tourer is basically a stretched version of the hatch, only more stylish. It features LED lighting front and back, joined by some fantastically svelte lines. Further details to follow when the doors open at the Geneva Palexpo.