Serdang, 9 November 2017 – The world’s fastest front-wheel-drive production car – the new Honda Civic Type R is here. Launched by Honda Malaysia at the Malaysia Autoshow 2017, it is the most powerful Honda model ever to be introduced in Malaysia. The new Civic Type R set the lap record for a FWD production car in Nürburgring (the famous ‘Green Hell’) with a time of 7 minutes 43.80 seconds and earned the title ‘Champion of Champions’ in April 2017.
This hot hatch is powered by a K20C1 2.0L VTEC turbocharged engine that produces 310PS and a maximum torque of 400Nm and is mated with a 6-speed manual transmission, allowing drivers to experience a close ratio and precise shift feel.
The 3-Way Driving Mode of COMFORT, SPORT and R+ in the new Civic Type R also allows drivers to experience different dynamic performances in various driving environments making suitable to have either race-car-like performance or the comfort of a daily commuter. The 3-Way Driving Mode also controls the Adaptive Damper System (ADS), Drive-by-Wire throttle (DBW), Electronic Power Steering (EPS), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), traction and brake systems.
Other safety features include Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Dynamic Guidelines, ISOFIX points and 6 airbags.
“At Honda, we are committed to offer products that are of high value and also advanced in technology to provide joy to our customers. But we have also taken pride in ensuring we retain the core fundamental value in all our products which embodies the elements of ‘Fun to Drive,” said Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Honda Malaysia, Mr. Toichi Ishiyama.
“The All-New Civic Type R is a global model that not only carries the most advanced of automobile technology, but also expresses Honda’s Racing Spirit & ‘Fun to Drive’ DNA. This is what makes Honda unique – we strive to ensure all our models provide the Joy of Driving to our customers,” added Mr. Ishiyama.
Every Civic Type R is built with its own special serial number plate positioned on the center console, which shows off the Type R’s exclusivity.
The Civic Type R is built in Honda’s plant in Swindon, United Kingdom while the engine is from Honda of America Manufacturing Inc, in Ohio, USA.
Priced at RM320,000 (excluding insurance), it is available in the exclusive Championship White body colour. It comes with a 5-year, unlimited mileage warranty, with service intervals at 10,000km that can be done at any of the 20 authorized Honda Sport Dealer nationwide (see the attached list).
In the past month, Honda Malaysia has received 60 bookings for the All-New Civic Type R, which surpassed its initial target of 30 units per month.
You can see the car at the Malaysia Autoshow 2017 in MAEPS Serdang (until 12 November) and stand a chance for a Taxi Ride (t&c applies), or you can visit any of the 20 Sport Dealers to view and place a booking for this hot hatch. Sport Dealers are Honda’s appointed authorized dealers that carry the All-New Civic Type R in Malaysia.