Honda Civic Tourer

The Euro-market Honda Civic Tourer and refreshed Honda Civic hatchback will be making their first public appearance at next month’s Frankfurt show, the Japanese carmaker has confirmed.

Previewed in March by the Honda Civic Tourer concept, the Swindon-built production estate will debut Honda’s new world-first rear-axle Adaptive Damper System. It’ll likely share the Euro-market Civic hatchback‘s engine line-up, including the Earth Dreams 1.6 litre i-DTEC unit, which will reportedly allow the Civic Tourer to emit under 100 grams of CO2 per km.

Honda says the updated Civic hatch “will feature exterior and interior design refinements,” but doesn’t go into specifics, so we’ll just have to wait and see. For an indication of just how time flies, the present European Civic hatch first surfaced in 2011.

Also set to attend Frankfurt 2013 are the NSX Concept II2013 WTCC Civic, RC213V Moto GP bike and the legendary McLaren Honda MP4/4 Formula One car that dominated the 1988 Formula One season.