Geneva debut for Honda Civic estate

* Honda to reveal Civic Wagon concept at Geneva show * Will become a production car by early 2014 * To be built alongside hatchback in Swindon...

Geneva debut for Honda Civic estate

This concept version of the new Honda Civic estate will make its debut at next month's Geneva motor show.

A production version of the Honda Civic Wagon concept has been confirmed, with an on-sale date of early 2014 at the latest.

The Wagon is still a concept car, so Honda hasn't confirmed what engines and trims the final version will offer, but it's expected to mirror the hatchback's line-up.

This means it would offer 1.6- and 2.2-litre diesels, along with 1.4- and 1.8-litre petrols.

Honda has confirmed that the production version will be built at the company's factory in Swindon, and will be revealed at the Frankfurt motor show in September.

Prices will be announced closer to its Frankfurt debut, but it is expected to cost around 1000 more than the hatchback version, with an entry-level price in the region of 18,000.

A hot Civic Type R hatchback is due to go on sale in 2015, but no such variant is planned for the estate.

By Tom Webster