Honda Civic estate confirmed

Honda Civic estate
1 Oct, 2012 12:59pm Tom Phillips

Honda confirms it will reveal a Civic estate in concept form next year

The Honda Civic estate will be shown in concept form next year. That’s the message from Honda’s European President, Manabu Nishimae, who announced the addition of an “all-new Civic wagon-style model” to the Honda range at the Paris Motor Show.

Apart from this shadowy teaser picture, very little information was released, but we expect that the Civic estate will be built on the same platform as the latest hatchback and it will use the same range of engines, as Honda has confirmed that the estate and new Type R hatchback will be built at Honda's UK manufacturing facility in Swindon.

What’s more, an estate model will add extra versatility to a car that already boasts impressive boot space. The Civic hatch has a 477-litre boot, which not only beats the Focus hatchback (which has 316 litres of space) but the Focus Estate’s 476 litres, too.

Nishimae confirmed that a concept car will be shown next year, most likely at one of the big European shows – Geneva in March, or Frankfurt in September. He also confirmed the introduction of a new Civic Type R in 2015.