UK – Production of the Honda Civic Tourer kicks off

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Production of the Civic Tourer has begun at Honda’s manufacturing facility in Swindon, UK. The first car rolled out of the factory lines last Thursday.

Honda’s employees at the Swindon, UK factory with the first mass production Civic Tourer
Honda’s employees at the Swindon, UK factory with the first mass production Civic Tourer

The Civic Tourer is a bespoke model for Europe. It is expected to hit Honda dealerships in UK early 2014. The Civic Tourer gets two engines, a 1.8-liter i-VTEC petrol and the 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel motor. The Tourer carries a price tag from £20,265 (Rs 20.26 lakh.)

The diesel engine develops a healthy 118 bhp of power and 300 Nm of torque. The 0-60 mph (0-96 kmph) time lies at around 10.1 seconds and CO2 emissions rest at 99 g/km. The petrol motor makes 140 bhp.

The Civic tourer gets the 1.6-liter diesel engine under Honda’s Earth Dreams project
The Civic tourer gets the 1.6-liter diesel engine under Honda’s Earth Dreams project

The Civic Tourer offers 624 liters of baggage space, with the rear seats in place. Honda’s Magic Seat design on the Civic Tourer also lets users achieve a flat floor when rear seats are folded, with 1,668 liters of capacity up to the roof. The Tourer was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year in concept form, and at the Frankfurt Motor Show in production spec.

Honda Civic Tourer Production begins in the UK – Press Release

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