Honda’s 2016 model Civic Tourer Active Life concept car is outfitted specifically for cyclists. It is unveiled at the IAA Frankfurt last September, the World’s biggest motor show (International Motor Show, in Germany known as the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung / IAA – International Automobile Exhibition).
The Japanese automobile and motorcycle manufacturer has equipped the car with a rack capable of holding a pair of full-size bicycles inside the vehicle. There’s also a built-in air pump.
The roof box of the car is also designed for carrying cycling accessories, such as shoes and helmets. There is even a workbench included in the kit: a retractable arm forming a makeshift workstand for mechanical operations on the bikes.
Honda Civic Tourer Active Life Concept 2016: a car specifically designed for cyclists’ needs
Honda to Showcase the Civic Tourer Active Life Concept at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
The Press release from Honda:
- Honda 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 color further enhances the sleek and sporty exterior and an accessorized interior demonstrates the Concept’s suitability for an active lifestyle and the needs of its customers.
Utilizing the unique center fuel tank layout, the Civic Tourer Active Life Concept makes full use of its 1668 liters* trunk space and a low loading height. Features include a smart loading rack capable of transporting two bicycles, along with a retractable arm that 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 sidelining. 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 Civic Tourer’s sporty characteristics.
The interior also features a customized 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 center and along with 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 liters per 100km (100.31mpg) in a 13,498km (8,387 miles) 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
- “Honda unveils car designed to accommodate the needs of cyclists” on the Cycling Weekly website
- “Honda may have just created the best team car ever” on Bike Radar website
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