At the Malaysia Autoshow 2017 in MAEPS, Serdang taking place from 9th to 12th November 2017, Honda Malaysia has officially launched the all-new Honda Civic Type R – the most powerful Honda ever introduced in Malaysia.
The all-new FK8 Civic Type R is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged VTEC engine with an output of 305 hp and 400 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed close ratio transmission with Rev Match System. 0 to 100 km/h is done in 5.8 seconds, with non-stop exhilaration all the way to a 272 km/h top speed.
Stopping power is provided by Brembo ventilated discs in the front with a solid pair at the back – tucked beneath a set of 20-inch alloy wheels with Continental tyres. Underneath is an Adaptive Damper system that compliments a dual-axis strut system in the front and a multilink setup at the rear. The all-new Civic Type R weighs just under 1.4 tonnes at 1,391 kg.
On the outside, you get auto LED headlights, LED foglights, LED daytime running lights, a Type R rear wing, and a Type R-specific exhaust system with triple tips.
Inside the Civic, you’re greeted with a full-colour LCD meter, along with Drive Switch Mode (Comfort, Sport, +R), a push start button, an alloy shift know, Type R leather sports steering wheel and a pair of unmistakable Type R seats with integrated headrests in Red Suede fabric.
Creature comforts include a 7-inch touchscreen display, with MP3 and iPod compatibility, linked to 8 speakers. Safety is provided by dual front airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags. Also provided as standard are the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Auto Brake Hold (ABH), Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist.
The CBU Civic Type R is imported from the UK, at the price of RM 320k without insurance. Honda Malaysia has also revealed that there have been 60 bookings for the Civic Type R so far, with deliveries to take place by early next year and targets to sell 100 units per year.