Published on June 5th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair


PDRM Gets 425 Honda Civic 1.8S Patrol Cars

Honda Malaysia have just presented the Royal Malaysia Police with 425 units of the recently facelifted Civic 1.8S. These will serve as patrol cars alongside the other 425 Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 that were delivered earlier this year.

The Civic 1.8S is powered by a naturally aspirated i-VTEC which is paired to a Continuously Variable Transmission. It produces 141PS and 174Nm of torque. In Malaysia, it has attained EEV status and it has a 5 star ASEAN NCAP rating.

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PDRM officers can look forward to new convenience features such as auto front wipers and front parking sensors. Safety features on this model include

  • Six Airbags
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Agile Handle Assist (AHA)
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Auto Brake Hold (ABH)

Here’s the press release with more.

Press Release

Honda Malaysia (or the Company) presented 425 units of the New Civic 1.8S to the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) to be used as new mobile patrol and enforcement vehicles. The dynamic performance, refined design, excellent handling and drivability of the New Civic makes it an ideal vehicle to support the responsibilities of the Royal Malaysia Police at the frontlines. 

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Honda Malaysia, Mr. Toichi Ishiyama expressed, “We are grateful to the Royal Malaysia Police for their services and sacrifices in ensuring the safety of Malaysians over the past months. We stand “Together As One” with the nation and we want to play our role as an auto marque to contribute to the country in anyway we can. The Royal Malaysia Police are at the frontlines in securing the safety of citizens, more so during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the Movement Control Order (MCO), we had to postpone the delivery of the New Civic in March to the Royal Malaysia Police. We are delighted that we are now able to resume the plan to deliver these new mobile patrol and enforcement vehicles which are expected to assist in the tasks and responsibilities of the police force in effectively responding to emergencies, maintaining law and order. We are pleased that the Royal Malaysia Police have chosen the best-selling model in C-segment, the New Civic, to assist them in their daily tasks, enforcements and administrative duties for the country.” 

The Civic is one of Honda’s key flagship models and is hugely popular in Malaysia. Locally assembled, the New Civic which was launched in February 2020, offers D-segment features in a C-segment model – equipped with Next Generation Advanced Technology features. The New Civic’s outstanding exteriordisplays a refined design with sportier fastback styling that exudes a premium and sporty feel. Its New Front Bumper givesa bold appearance while the newly designed 16-inch* Alloy Wheels completes the low and wide stance, giving the model a sleek presence. New features of convenience and safety included in the New Civic are Auto Front Wiper and Front Sensor.

Powered by a 1.8L i-VTEC engine mated with Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT), the New Civic 1.8S offers maximum power output of 141PS and maximum torque of 174NM performance. The model’sEnergy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) certified engine delivers a balance of dynamic performance and excellent fuel economy, ideal for the RMP officers to use daily as a patrol and enforcement vehicle. The New Civic is also available in 1.5LVTEC Turbocharged engine equipped with Next GenerationSafety Technology – the proprietary Honda SENSING.

Awarded with five-star safety rating by ASEAN NCAP, the New Civic is equipped with top class safety features such as Six Airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Agile Handle Assist (AHA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA) and Auto Brake Hold (ABH). 

For more information on New Civic and Honda cars, customers are invited to visit any of the 101 Honda Malaysia authoriseddealerships nationwide, call Honda’s Toll Free number at 
1-800-88-2020 or log on to

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