What you see here is the new Honda Civic Tourer – a thinly-veiled “concept” version of the company’s upcoming Civic diesel wagon, which is set to bow as a production model in 2014. Because of the car’s ultra-efficient, high-mpg, 1.6 L diesel engine – which is good for 118 hp and a solid 221 lb-ft of torque, by the way – we’ll probably never see this sexy, Rodimus Prime stand-in on this side of the pond.
Why not? Honda will keep this diesel wagon in its European markets for the same reason Ford won’t give us the new diesel Ranger pick-up:
it will eat into the profits from their hot-selling, low-tech offerings in the US ‘muricans don’t want diesels.
Jalopnik thinks the Honda Civic Tourer diesel wagon concept is pretty much “there”, but posits that the full-width taillight probably won’t make it, not will the heavily-styled, center-exit exhaust. I just hope it makes it to the US. In red. With flames. And maybe 400 more lb-ft of torque.
That’s just me, though.
Source | Photos: Honda, via Jalopnik.