Published on September 29th, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin


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 RegionHonda Sport Dealers
1CentralAutoworld Asia Sdn Bhd
2CentralBotanic Auto Mall Sdn Bhd
3CentralGlobal Amity Sdn Bhd (Bangi)
4CentralKah Motor Co Sdn Bhd – Selayang
5CentralSri Utama Auto Sdn Bhd
6CentralUSJ Car Express Sdn Bhd
7CentralMH Prestige Auto Sdn Bhd
8CentralPeringgit Sri Motor Sdn Bhd
9CentralTenaga Setia Resources Sdn Bhd
10CentralThe Millenium Auto Carriage
11East CoastChuan Thye Motor Sdn Bhd
12East CoastSyarikat Tan Eng Ann Sd Bhd
13East MalaysiaSyarikat Labuan Automobile Sdn Bhd
14NorthernBan Hoe Seng (Auto) Sdn Bhd
15NorthernFormula Venture Sdn Bhd
16NorthernKah Motor Co Sdn Bhd – Sg Pinang
17NorthernLee Motor SP (Car Div) Sdn Bhd
18NorthernYooi Cars Sdn Bhd
19SouthernBan Lee Heng Motor Sdn Bhd (Seremban)
20SouthernSyarikat Motor GS Tay Sdn Bhd
21SouthernYong 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.

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