HONDA has announced the on-the-road prices for its new Honda Civic Tourer.
The range starts at £20,265 for the entry-level petrol engined 1.8 i-VTEC S model. The cheapest diesel, at £21,375, is the 99g/km 74.3mpg 1.6 i-DTEC S which uses the impressive new down-sized engine already seen in the Civic Hatch and the latest CR-V.
All Honda CivicTourers, including the S models, have Bluetooth, DAB radio and 16-inch alloys.
Next up, the SE Plus, gets rear parking sensors and 17-inch wheels, while the SR adds an Adaptive Damper System (ADS) for the rear wheels – a first in this class – as well as heated front seats, sat nav and privacy glass.
The top-of-the-range EX has headlamp washers, interior blue ambient lighting and Bi-HID headlights with auto levelling.
The 142PS 1.8 i-VTEC petrol engine is being offered with a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes, and delivers a combined 45.56mpg and CO2 emissions of 149g/km. The 1.6 i-DTEC diesel produces 120PS, good enough for a 0-60 time of 10.1 seconds.
The Tourer has 624 litres of boot space (seats up), which expands to 1668 litres with the rear seats folded flat and loaded to the roof.
Small estates have usually sold only in small numbers, but the market has been enlivened this year with the introduction of a more up-to-date and capable Volkswagen Golf estate and the imminent arrival of the first estate version of the SEAT Leon.
UK order books for the Civic Tourer open in December and the first cars will be delivered in February 2014.