You see the word concept tagging along the name of the new Honda Civic Wagon but in fact, the vehicle that was unveiled during the recent Geneva Motor Show is a pre-production version of the vehicle. So, most likely we will be seeing these shape and panels when the actual production version is rolled out.
According to experts, the Japanese car manufacturer has really to make the Civic Wagon work for the brand as the sales of the Civic hatchback built in the United Kingdom is underwhelming.
Going back to our earlier point of discussion, it can be considered a good news that most of the design elements of the concept will be carried over to the production version since the low sales numbers of the current model is attributed to its awkward design. Looking at the pre-production Civic wagon, we can say that these issues have been resolved by the carmaker.
The new creation of Honda will also come equipped with a new diesel engine that has a 1.6-liter displacement. This powerplant is capable of cranking out 118 horses and a torque of 221 lb-ft. The older version of the vehicle actually has a more potent 2.2-liter diesel engine but most buyers do not opt for these units. The smaller engine is expected to attract more customers when it hits showrooms.
The older Civic hatch has also been criticized for its boring driving dynamics when compared to the likes of the Golf Variant of Volkswagen or the wagon version of the Ford Focus. Another competitoin to worry about is the Toyota Auris.