This new concept represents Honda’s way of demonstrating the high versatility of its Civic wagon which has a maximum cargo capacity of 1,668 liters (up to roof lining) with the rear seats folded. The Active Life comes with a specially developed smart loading rack that boasts a retractable arm that can be extended to grant easier access to the two bicycles. Other goodies implemented include an air pump, retractable bench and a tailgate-mounted large light useful when you want to work on your bike during the evening.
Honda has equipped the Civic Tourer-based concept with plenty of accessories such as a bottle holder, toolbox, water tank, extended shade area and a front wheel holder. You will also notice the roof-mounted box that has a “special aero shape” created to accommodate cycling-related items like helmets and shoes.
It’s wearing a bespoke paint with gun metallic accents on the lower area of the car which is contrasted by the silver roof. The vehicle sits on new 18-inch alloys and there’s a different rear bumper design while the interior cabin has gained blue stitching and a black headliner. Honda wrapped around the front seats in suede and leather along with a carbon tape with blue piping.
Power comes from the very frugal 1.6-liter 4-cylinder i-DTEC engine which generates 120 PS (88 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque, enabling the Civic Tourer to run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 10.1 seconds. More importantly, it has an official fuel consumption of 3.8 liters / 100 km, but two members of Honda’s European R&D team managed to average 2.82 liters / 100 km in a 13,498 km (8,387 miles) journey, thus establishing a new Guinness World Record.