The first back of Honda Civic Type R 2018 came to the Philippine market with only 100 units. Amazingly, just after 2 days, all of the 100 Civic Type R units were reserved. This comes as a lust and regret for those who unfortunately missed out on the first batch when Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) announced that there would be only 100 units shifted for the local market.
And now, good news has finally come to unlucky ones when the Japanese car manufacturer is re-opening up the reservation and the Civic Type R 2018 is now again available for ordering. This move is evaluated to be a positive response of the brand to the massive local demand for its performance hatch.
The 2nd batch of the Honda Civic Type R 2018 is coming to the Philippines
According to the latest car news, the second batch will bring another 100 units of the PH-spec Honda Civic Type R to our shores and color options consist of the signature Rallye Red and Championship White. Besides, the 2018 model year has received a new cue - Polished Metal Metallic.
37 Honda dealers across the country will start responding to requests today, May 11, 2018. Initial shipping will begin in October this year. For the price, it has not been announced yet. Still, there hasn’t been any official announcement about the pricing for the 2nd batch.
Latest updates on upcoming Honda cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Honda Philippines' local lineup.
37 Honda dealers across the country will start responding to requests tomorrow, May 11, 2018
In the meantime, check out the current price of this hot hatch in our shore:
|Model||2017 SRP||2018 SRP||Difference|
|Honda Civic Type R 2.0 MT Turbo||P2,980,000||P2,980,000||0|
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Know more about Honda Civic Type R 2022
The fifth-generation Honda Civic Type R 2022 from motorsport stalwart Honda is based on the 10th-generation Honda Civic. To sum the model up, it a high-performance version of the Civic and it features an aggressive-looking exterior design. For the Philippine market, the Civic Type R only has one variant and it comes with a price of Php 3,210,000.
Under the Philippine-spec Civic Type R's hood is a 2.0-liter K20C1 VTEC inline-4 which can produce a maximum of 306 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. This engine is then paired with a six-speed manual transmission, which comes with a rev-matching function. Like the standard Civic, the Civic Type R is a front-wheel-drive vehicle. Size-wise, it measures 4,577mm long, 1,877mm wide, and 1,434mm in height. It also has a ground clearance of 134mm, and a wheelbase length of 2,700mm.
Competing against the Honda Civic Type R 2022 in the Philippine market is the Subaru WRX STI and the BMW Z4 sDrive20i Sport 2.0 AT, in that they somewhat fall into the same price range. As for other front-wheel-drive, compact-sized sports cars however, the Civic Type R's direct competitor in the global market is the Hyundai Veloster N, which is only available through indent order locally.