Prices for the new Honda Civic Tourer will start from £20,265 when it goes on sale this December.

First examples will begin arriving in showrooms in February 2014.

To begin with, just two engines will be offered – one petrol and one diesel.

The 1.8-litre petrol i-VTEC develops 142PS and 174Nm of torque, and records 45.5mpg on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 149g/km.

The more popular option is likely to be the 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel.  It delivers 120PS but a more useful 300Nm of torque, and these figures are enough to propel the Civic Tourer to 62mph in 10.1 seconds.

Fuel economy of 74.3mpg means a tank range of 817 miles is theoretically possible, while CO2 emissions of just 99g/km make it exempt from road tax.

Four grades will be available – S, SE Plus, SR and EX Plus.  All models include Bluetooth connectivity, DAB digital radio, and 16-inch alloy wheels, while SE Plus adds rear parking sensors and 17-inch alloys.

SR models include heated front seats, HDD navigation, and Honda’s new Adaptive Damper System to adjust the suspension to maintain ride and handling when loaded.

Top-spec EX models feature HID headlights, keyless entry and start, and blue ambient interior lighting.

All Civic Tourer models benefit from Honda’s famous Magic Seats, and with the rear seats folded there’s up to 1,668 litres of boot space when loaded to the ceiling.

A separate Driver Assistance Pack can be added to SE models and above for £780, and brings a variety of electronic safety and driver aids, including: City Brake Active System, Forward Collision Warning, High Beam Support System, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Information, and Cross Traffic Monitor.

A further pack, Safety Pack Two, is only available on range-topping EX models for £2,500, and replaces the City Brake Active System with a radar-based Collision Mitigation Braking System and Automatic Cruise Control.

Honda Civic Tourer Prices

CO2
(g/km)
Combined
MPG
OTRVED
Tax band
Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC S9974.3£21,375A
Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus9974.3£22,960A
Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC SR10372.4£25,560B
Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC EX Plus10372.4£27,460B
Civic Tourer 1.8 i-VTEC S14645.6£20,265F
Civic Tourer 1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus14944.1£21,950F
Civic Tourer 1.8 i-VTEC SR14944.1£24,350F
Civic Tourer 1.8 i-VTEC EX Plus14943.5£26,250F