The Honda Civic Tourer will go to the BTCC next year

Posted on Tuesday, 3 December 2013 , 10:12:00 byDan

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The Honda Civic Tourer will go to the BTCC next year

We will now tell you a bit about the Honda Civic Tourer, the model that has the largest boot volume in its class. To be more precise, it has 624 liters which does not qualify it for touring car racing. Because the Tourer is only 235 mm longer than the Civic 5-door and thins means it is the most compact wagon in the C-segment, measuring 4.535 mm in length. We all know that the main reason for racing is selling cars and this is why the decision for running the Civic Tourer in the 2014 edition of the British Touring Car Championship is not that weird, but on the contrary. Just so you know, this will not be the first wagon racing in the BTCC as Volvo moved a bit faster and in 1994 the 850 Estate did it for the first time. Honestly, in comparison to this model, the Honda Civic Tourer looks a lot like a coupe, which in terms of marketing is a great idea, just because most of the specialists will have their eyes on the Honda wagons in 2014. The big challenge now, refers to the fact that the new model needs to be competitive. Honda will use the Tourers to replace the Civic hatchbacks that have been used this year in the BTCC. At first, the estates will be driven by Matt Neal and Gordon Flash Shedden, names which might sound familiar as they managed to bring great titles this past season. The difference between the Tourer and the hatchback refers to the added length of the car. Besides all these, the two weigh the same, sharing the same wheelbase and layout suspension. the first tests will start in January and the official debut will take place in the spring, before the end of March.