Honda Civic Tourer Active Life Concept unveiled

By Bob Nagy on September 17, 2015 9:32 AM

Making its global debut in Frankfurt, the Honda Civic Tourer Active Life Concept is intended to make any cycling enthusiast's dreams come true. Based on the current Euro-only Civic Tourer, this high-utility compact wagon also embodies some dramatic styling cues that we're hoping might influence the look of our own Civic 5-door hatchback, a model Honda confirmed will come to the U.S. at some point following the launch of the all-new 10th generation Civic Sedan later this fall. Whatever common visuals may or may not come to pass, we do know that all 5-door Civic models will be produced at the automaker's assembly plant at Swindon, in England.  

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Finished in a custom blue and silver paint scheme set off with a bespoke rear bumper, aero-optimized roof box and unique 18-inch alloy wheels, the Active Life Concept is intended to showcase the exceptional space and flexibility of the basic production Civic Tourer. Its custom cargo area is configured to hold two bicycles which can be loaded via a smart rack that has a retractable arm to allow for easier maintenance and repairs. There's also a large light in the tailgate, a retractable bench and an extended shade area. Other welcome features include a toolbox, front-wheel restraints, air pump, water tank and bottle holder, all of which are integrated into the side wall linings. Up front, the Active Life Concept's cabin treatment matches a black and blue color motif and features a pair of well-formed bucket seats covered in suede and leather.