August 7, 2013 - Honda announced its 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show line-up including the first public appearance of the new Civic Tourer and the updated Civic 5-door. In addition, Honda will showcase a host of modern and historic racing machines alongside its ultimate sportscar, the NSX Concept, highlighting Honda’s racing DNA and sporty pedigree.
The mass production Civic Tourer will be unveiled to the public for the first time at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The exterior design of the Civic Tourer is sleek and sophisticated whilst also offering class leading interior space.
The new Civic Tourer was developed and designed in Europe and will be built at Honda’s UK manufacturing factory. It will be launched from early 2014.
The Civic range will be further strengthened with the addition of an updated Civic 5-door, featuring exterior and interior refinements which will be displayed for the first time at Frankfurt Motor Show.
This concept, first shown in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show earlier in the year, suggests a potential direction for the next-generation NSX’s interior design. The NSX will act as the halo of the Earth Dreams Technology series, embodying Honda’s philosophy of balancing dynamic performance with environmental efficiency.
Powered by a 1500cc V6 twin-turbo engine, this iconic machine dominated the 1988 F1 series, winning 15 of 16 GPs. It set the record for the number of GP wins in a season and won both the Constructor's and Driver's championships. Honda will return to F1 in 2015 under a joint project with McLaren.
Honda is competing in the 2013 FIA World Touring Car Championship with drivers Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro and Honda will be displaying the 2013 car at Frankfurt 2013. The Civic WTCC car utilises the HR412E engine, a completely bespoke 1.6 liter 4 cylinder direct injection turbo-charged petrol engine, fully conforming to FIA regulations for the WTCC.
Honda will also display the RC213V Race Motorcycle that is currently being raced in Moto GP for the Repsol Honda team, further demonstrating Honda’s passion and pedigree in the world of motor sports.
The Honda Press Conference will be held at the Honda Booth (Hall 9: Stand B11) on September 10, starting at 1:30 pm (CET).