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 (tə-nō′, tŏn′ō′)
n. pl. ton·neaus
1. The rear seating compartment of an early type of automobile.
2. A tight-fitting removable cover, as for the cargo box of a pickup truck, the seating area of a convertible, or the cockpit of a boat.

[French, from Old French tonnel, cask; see tunnel.]
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n, pl -neaus or -neaux (-nəʊ; -nəʊz)
1. (Automotive Engineering)
a. a detachable cover to protect the rear part of an open car when it is not carrying passengers
b. a similar cover that fits over all the passenger seats, but not the driver's, in an open vehicle
2. (Automotive Engineering) rare the part of an open car in which the rear passengers sit
[C20: from French: special type of vehicle body, from Old French tonnel cask, from tonne tun]
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n., pl. -neaus, -neaux (-ˈnoʊz)
a rear part or compartment of an automobile body, containing seats for passengers.
[1900–05; < French: literally, cask; Old French tonel. See tunnel]
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n (Aut)
(of car)hinterer Teil (mit Rücksitzen/Rückbank)
(also tonneau cover)Verdeck nt
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In five-seat mode there's even more room; fully 890-litres to the tonneau cover.
The load deck was spacious, accessed via a droprear, and you could have a neat tonneau cover to keep whatever you were carrying dry.
The model features new 21-inch cross-spoke wheels, a lightweight tonneau cover rather than a convertible top.
External vehicle accessories like a light bar or motorized tonneau cover can be controlled from the iLX-107's touch screen with the addition of the optional Alpine KAC-001 External Accessory Controller ($250 SRI, sold separately).
The boot measures 512 litres to the tonneau cover, with 2000-litres available when the seats are folded.
Standard specification includes SYNC 2 with 8in colour touchscreen, emergency assistance, 16in alloy wheels, Ford DAB audio, Thatcham category 1 alarm, Ford EasyFuel, dual zone electronic auto temperature control, cruise control, power-operated front windows, ISOFIX attachments for child seats, electric parking brake, hill launch assist and LED tail lights, with chrome roof rails and tonneau cover both available on the estate model.
It is fun to power the roof down quickly; it tucks neatly under a hard tonneau cover. The MX5 also happens to be the fastest folding hard convertible in its segment, with a record 12 seconds to roof up," a senior spokesperson of TAC, the sole distributor of the Mazda range of vehicles in Oman, said.
Inside, Toyota's one-touch folding system for the split rear seats makes life convenient for loading and unloading, as does the dual level boot floor, while a two-way tonneau cover and luggage net also keep items hidden and secure.
Both versions, Icon and Excel, are equipped as standard with automatic air-conditioning, roof rails, tonneau cover, a follow-me-home lighting system, hill-start assist and stability control, plus the usual range of electric and electronic aids.
And it is even more home friendly because the cargo floor can be lowered making the Tourer 'pot plant friendly' as well and there is even a storage space for the tonneau cover which usually gets left behind in the garage.
The Civic Tourer delivers exceptional versatility and functionality with class leading interior space of 624L (trunk volume with the rear seats up, measured up to the tonneau cover).