The Honda Civic Wagon concept and next-generation Honda NSX concept will make their European debuts at next month’s 2013 Geneva motor show, highlighting the Japanese manufacturer’s push towards future models.
Expanding the Civic range to three variants once launched – adding to the existing hatch and sedan body shapes – the Honda Civic Wagon concept follows a teaser image seen back in October and gives the best hint yet at the final design of the production version expected to make it into European showrooms by late 2013/early 2014.
The Honda Civic wagon will be built in the UK at Honda’s manufacturing plant in Swindon alongside the Honda Civic hatch, although Honda Australia has previously confirmed it is not on the agenda for our market.
The updated Honda NSX concept will make its European debut following the car’s appearance at the Detroit auto show in Acura guise.
An evolution of the Honda NSX concept the car maker revealed in Detroit in 2012, the new NSX concept maintains the previous car’s purposeful stance and sharp exterior look but adds new interior styling that suggests a potential direction for the next-generation supercar’s final interior packaging. Based on Honda’s ‘Human Support Cockpit’ theme, the new-look minimalist cabin is intended to reduce interior clutter allowing those behind the wheel to focus solely on the driving experience.
Also joining the two headlining cars in Geneva will be Honda’s 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel-powered Honda CR-V, which is available only in front-wheel drive with a manual transmission. Honda Australia is committed to introducing an oil-burning CR-V to our market this year, although the model sold here is likely to be powered by the larger 2.2-litre diesel engine already available in the CR-V in Europe.
The 2013 Geneva motor show starts proceedings on March 5.