Honda Civic concept champions cycling

Honda has revealed its Active Life Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015. Based on the Civic Tourer estate, it adds several stylish features – including many aimed directly at keen cyclists.

The Active Life Concept has a smart bike rack, which can accommodate two bikes in the car without dismantling or lying them down. The rack extends from the rear of the car, to allow easy access to the bikes along with hassle-free maintenance. Also included in the concept model is a retractable bench with an integrated light above it, to make simple bicycle repairs easy to carry out on the go.

A sporty makeover has given the Civic Tourer interior blue detailing on the steering wheel, seats and gearshift. Externally, 18-inch alloy wheels and a custom rear bumper sharpen up the Tourer’s appearance. Powered by the 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine used in the regular Civic hatchback, the Active Life Concept is highly efficient. This engine recently set a new record by achieving peak fuel economy of 100.31mpg.

This targeted approach in designing a car specifically for cyclists signals a new direction for the brand – and in the car market as a whole. If it is a success, we could see more Honda models aimed at certain groups with tailored features, such as those found on the Active Life Concept. Explore the full Honda range at your nearest Jardine dealership – we are based in Reading, Bracknell and Newbury.

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