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Honda's Active Life Concept estate makes room for bikes

Honda's Active Life Concept es...
The aero roof box offers space for helmets, shoes and accessories
The aero roof box offers space for helmets, shoes and accessories
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The rack's adjustable arm offers functionality similar to a bike stand
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The rack's adjustable arm offers functionality similar to a bike stand
Perform maintenance under the tailgate, carry the bike inside
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Perform maintenance under the tailgate, carry the bike inside
Honda takes advantage of the Civic Tourer's cargo layout to carry bikes and support gear
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Honda takes advantage of the Civic Tourer's cargo layout to carry bikes and support gear
The Active Life Concept has a restyled interior with leather, suede and blue accents
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The Active Life Concept has a restyled interior with leather, suede and blue accents
The aero roof box offers space for helmets, shoes and accessories
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The aero roof box offers space for helmets, shoes and accessories
The Honda has blue paint with a gun metallic gradation
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The Honda has blue paint with a gun metallic gradation
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Honda will highlight the cargo space of its Civic Tourer estate at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Civic Tourer Active Life Concept is a true bicycle shuttle, accommodating two bicycles in back and keeping cyclists prepared with integrated equipment like a pump, bicycle repair arm and toolbox.

Honda gives the Active Life Concept a look that betrays its sporty intentions. The car includes a custom blue paint job that's contrasted by a lower gun metallic fade and silver roof. An aerodynamic cargo box offers overflow space for gear that doesn't fit inside the concept that rides on a new set of 18-in alloy wheels.

The Civic Tourer base has its fuel tank mounted centrally under the front seats, opening up more interior space. With the Active Life Concept, Honda takes advantage of the full 59 cu ft (1,668 L) of trunk space by ripping out the covers atop the underfloor storage to create a cargo well that helps neatly accommodate the two-bike rack. A separate wheel holder keeps the front wheels secure.

Honda takes advantage of the Civic Tourer's cargo layout to carry bikes and support gear
Honda takes advantage of the Civic Tourer's cargo layout to carry bikes and support gear

Not only does the Active Life Concept transport bikes and gear, it also serves as a sort of mobile bike shop. The rack includes an extendable arm that holds the bike under the tailgate for repairs and maintenance, while an integrated pump ensures that a forgotten floor pump never stands in the way of properly inflated tires. The trunk area also has a toolbox, water bottle holder and integrated water tank. A large light on the tailgate increases visibility in the dark and a retractable shade extends overhead coverage.

The concept car borrows its black roof lining from the Civic Sport and Civic Type R. Up front, blue stitching on the steering wheel and shifter and blue piping on the leather and suede-trimmed front seats tie the look together with the exterior. The door panels also include blue-accented suede.

Honda will reveal the Active Life Concept live at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. We'll be there to bring you photos of the ins and outs of the new cycling-centric concept car.

Source: Honda

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2 comments
Freyr Gunnar
I wonder how many Brompton folding bikes would fit in that car.
habakak
Building a car around transporting bikes is a bit silly. Bike racks works well enough and that way you still have all the space in your car, as well as not messing it up inside. It's a cool show of what can be done, but that's about it. I would much rather transport my bike outside the car, getting it wet and dirty, than leaving the interior of my car potentially a mess.