Honda has expanded its Civic range with the introduction of the new Civic Tourer.

Honda Ireland says the Tourer offers class-leading load space, emissions, equipment and economy, wrapped in a sleek and sporty package.

The Civic Tourer is priced from €25,695. 

Seats up, the boot volume is an impressive 624 litres, while folding down Honda's unique 'Magic Seats' increases the load space to a massive 1,668 litres. 

The Civic Tourer is the latest model to benefit from Honda's 'Earth Dreams Technology', as it is powered by Honda's dynamic, 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine with 120hp.

The lightest engine of its type in the world, it offers low emissions of 99g/km, which means annual road tax costs just €190.

Fuel economy also benefits greatly with Honda's Idle Stop and Eco Assist systems working alongside the new 1.6 i-DTEC engine to produce excellent fuel economy figures of 3.8 litres per 100km, the equivalent of 74.3mpg. 

Standard equipment includes: Bluetooth, climate control, 16" alloy wheels, magic seats, premium audio system with eight speakers and DAB+, electric front and rear windows, remote audio controls, USB connectivity and daytime running lights.

In a first for Honda, the Civic Tourer is also the first model to be offered with Honda's Dynamic Safety Pack.

Using a series of cameras and radar technologies, the Dynamic Safety Pack is a suite of advanced active safety features which monitor around the car to help avoid all manner of possible accidents using features such as city-brake active system, forward collision warning, cross traffic monitor and blind spot information. 

Emmet Kavanagh, Marketing Manager at Universal Honda Ltd, said: "The Civic Tourer is one of the most eagerly anticipated cars which we've launched in recent times, so it's a real pleasure to now bring this car to Irish buyers.

"Designed in Europe, specifically for European drivers, Honda's Engineers have created a car which is a class-leader on so many fronts in terms of space, practicality, economy, and also style.

"Civic Tourer is a truly exciting car for us, and we look forward to having the car in Irish showrooms over the coming weeks."