The 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show is about a week away and the OEMs are starting to roll out their pre-event interweb reveals. There have already been a few but none of them really caught my eye until today when Honda showed off their Civic Tourer Active Life Concept which is really just another way to say “Civic wagon for people who love to ride bikes.”
The Active Life Concept, err I am just going to start calling it the “AFC” for the rest of this post if that’s ok. Anyhow, the AFC utilizes all of its cargo space to house specialized “smart” bike racks that can accommodate two bikes and a retractable arm meant to hold bikes in place during maintenance.
The AFC also has an integrated air pump to refill tires, an extendable awning for shade, integrated tool boxes, bottle holders, and a large light in the back so that riders can see what their doing when they are loading or working on their bikes. There is also an aerodynamically designed roof storage box for extra odds and ends needed for a cycling trip.
All that stuff is dope, especially for anyone who is a serious cyclist but what got my attention are the AFC’s sleek looks and the sweet two tone blue and black paint scheme.
Sadly if this car gets produced it probably won’t be sold in the United States since its foundation, the Civic Tourer isn’t sold in the states. Which is really weird because I think the Civic Tourer would probably sell a lot better than that weird lookin’ Crosstour Accord!
Anyway, what do you think of the Tourer Active Life Concept? If they produced it would you buy one? Let us know in the comments or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype. To see bigger photos of the Active Life Concept just click on any of the thumbnail pictures in this post. For more info check out the press release below.
Civic Tourer Active Life Concept makes its debut
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title-holding Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC on display on Honda stand
Honda will reveal the Civic Tourer “Active Life Concept” at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, underlining the Tourer’s class leading cargo space and versatility within the C-segment. The Concept study shows that style and space can work together; a custom paint colour further enhances the sleek and sporty exterior and an accessorised interior demonstrates the Concept’s suitability for an active lifestyle and the needs of its customers.
Utilising the unique centre fuel tank layout, the Civic Tourer Active Life Concept makes full use of its 1668 litres* trunk space and a low loading height. Features include a smart loading rack capable of transporting two bicycles, along with a retractable arm which can be extended from the rack, making maintenance and repairs easier. Other maintenance accessories include a built in integrated air pump, a large light located on the tailgate, an extended shade area and a retractable bench making the Concept an ideal vehicle for cycling enthusiasts. Further accessories include a toolbox, bottle holder, water tank and a front wheel holder which are all integrated within the trunk side lining. Other clever storage solutions include a special aero shape roof box designed to accommodate essential cycling accessories such as shoes and helmets.
The dynamic exterior styling of the Civic Tourer Active Life Concept reflects the sporty and active lifestyle of the customer; featuring a custom blue paint finish with a lower gun metallic gradation and a silver roofline which help accentuate the Civic Tourer’s sleek styling and aerodynamic design. New 18-inch alloy wheels and a custom design rear bumper further highlight the
The interior also features a customised theme; blue stitching can be found on the steering wheel and on the gear shift, along with a sporty black roof lining, which is also found on the Civic Sport and Civic Type R.
The front seats combine both suede and leather and feature a carbon tape with blue piping that runs along the centre and along the upper outer areas of the seat, continuing into the suede door lining.
Of course, space doesn’t have to come at the cost of efficiency, and to demonstrate that belief, and proving in emphatic terms the efficiency of the new i-DTEC engines from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series, the Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC recently set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for fuel efficiency. The 25-day ‘real-world’ challenge in June saw the car average 2.82 litres per 100km (100.31mpg) in a 13,498km (8,387 mile) drive across 24 contiguous EU countries.
See the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title-holding Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC and the Civic Tourer Active Life Concept as well as Honda’s new model range displayed at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show at stand B11 in Hall 9.0 (15-16 September).
* Seats down, up to roof lining