Aiming to prove that New Honda Civic Tourer Efficiency really is at the top of its league, two Honda drivers will take the Civic across 24 EU countries on an epic 13,000km drive, that’s some 8,077 miles. A real-world test, carefully monitored, and it’s all with the aim of showing that the Honda 1.6 i-DTEC engine gives the new Civic Tourer efficiency that really is the best.
Starting at Aalst in Belgium on 1 June and ending in Brussels on 25 June, the record attempt rules require that the two chosen drivers must always be the same throughout, so they will each be driving for about seven and a half hours a day. The car is a standard Honda Civic Tourer with no modifications.
Driving through 24 EU countries, the drivers must also collect evidence, including GPS readings, a fuel/mileage logbook, photographs, video and signatures from independent witnesses. The New Honda Civic Tourer is also fitted with a tracking device provided by TRACKER, which will provide additional evidence to the Guinness World Record team and also allows you to follow the record attempt’s progress live.
Honda Motor Europe said: “Since its launch in 2013 we have seen the 1.6 i-DTEC engine consistently over-perform on real-world fuel efficiency in our Civic, Civic Tourer and CR-V models, and this is our opportunity to put it to the ultimate test on a huge scale”.