Honda is leading the way by introducing the first rear-only Adaptive Damper System on the new CivicTourer.
According to this article, “While active damping systems have been deployed for a number of years, this marks first use of such a system for the rear only in a production model. Honda told Autocar that using a rear-only setup delivers 80% of the functionality of a fully adaptive chassis at half the cost.
“This system features three settings—comfort, normal and dynamic—all of which have been developed to enhance stability and comfort under the varying load and driving conditions that the Civic Tourer is likely to experience.
“The Tourer is due to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013, before being launched in early 2014.”
We are excited to see the 2014 Honda Civic Tourer unveiled this fall, but we are really anxious to see how the rear-only damping performs!