Published on September 29th, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Honda Civic Type R Makes Malaysian Debut
Honda Malaysia today announced that the all-new Civic Type R will be the most powerful Honda model ever to join its model line-up. The hot hatch has claimed the title of world’s fastest front-wheel-drive (FWD) production car with a new lap time record of 7 minutes 43.80 seconds at the Nurburgring Circuit in Germany early April this year.
The most significant improvement of the Civic Type R is enhanced aerodynamics that gives greater performance and excellent stability, allowing it to achieve much quicker lap time compared to previous-generation (European market) Type R. It delivers the best package in its class, providing powerful performance both on the road and on race track, yet highly adaptable to our daily driving demands.
With a low and wide stance, the air curtain at the front bumper, side sill flick up and wing cross section of the rear wing gives excellent high speed dynamic performance. It was developed with the most ambitious design of Civic hatchback platform with high rigidity body frame and an increase of 38% in torsional stiffness compared to previous generation model.
The Civic Type R is equipped with 2.0-liter VTEC Turbocharged engine that offers 310PS and maximum torque of 400Nm. The high performance engine is mated with a 6-speed manual transmission that has been developed for precise shifting.
The hot hatch comes with 3-way driving modes (Comfort, Sport and +R) which allow drivers to set their preferred driving mode for different dynamic performances in different driving environment. The modes control the Adaptive Damper System (ADS), Drive-by-Wire throttle (DBW), Electronic Power Steering (EPS), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), traction and brake system.
Honda R&D has also developed a 3-way exhaust system. At low to medium speed, it produces a powerful exhaust sound, while at high rotation range it reduces unpleasant muffled sounds and creates a refined experience for the drivers.
The Civic Type R is also equipped with 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels as well as high performance Brembo brakes. A cooling duct at the front bumper opening introduces fresh air, enabling efficient air cooling and greatly improving braking performance at high speed.
The Civic Type R is manufactured at Honda’s Swindon, United Kingdom plant with the engine being produced in Anna, Ohio. Malaysians can place a booking for the Civic Type R from 1st October 2017 onwards at 21 selected Honda Sport dealers as shown below.
|No||Region||Honda Sport Dealers|
|1||Central||Autoworld Asia Sdn Bhd|
|2||Central||Botanic Auto Mall Sdn Bhd|
|3||Central||Global Amity Sdn Bhd (Bangi)|
|4||Central||Kah Motor Co Sdn Bhd – Selayang|
|5||Central||Sri Utama Auto Sdn Bhd|
|6||Central||USJ Car Express Sdn Bhd|
|7||Central||MH Prestige Auto Sdn Bhd|
|8||Central||Peringgit Sri Motor Sdn Bhd|
|9||Central||Tenaga Setia Resources Sdn Bhd|
|10||Central||The Millenium Auto Carriage|
|11||East Coast||Chuan Thye Motor Sdn Bhd|
|12||East Coast||Syarikat Tan Eng Ann Sd Bhd|
|13||East Malaysia||Syarikat Labuan Automobile Sdn Bhd|
|14||Northern||Ban Hoe Seng (Auto) Sdn Bhd|
|15||Northern||Formula Venture Sdn Bhd|
|16||Northern||Kah Motor Co Sdn Bhd – Sg Pinang|
|17||Northern||Lee Motor SP (Car Div) Sdn Bhd|
|18||Northern||Yooi Cars Sdn Bhd|
|19||Southern||Ban Lee Heng Motor Sdn Bhd (Seremban)|
|20||Southern||Syarikat Motor GS Tay Sdn Bhd|
|21||Southern||Yong Ming Motor Sdn Bhd|
In celebration of the excitement of being the ‘Champion of Champions’, the Civic Type R together with Jazz Hybrid Mugen, Civic 1.5L Turbocharged and CR-V will be previewed at Honda Innovation. Evolution. booth at the 2017 Formula One Petronas Grand Prix in Sepang International Circuit Mall Area during the race weekend.