As you know, only 100 units of the Honda Civic Type R 2017 are available for booking and they have been already sold out in the Philippines. And Philkotse knows that, many of you are still regretful for having let the hot hatch slip out of reach. But don’t worry too much. According to latest car news, our neighbor, Malaysia, is going to accept reservations for the new Honda Civic Type R 2017 from October 1. This means you still have chances to possess this great car.
Honda Civic Type R 2017
Apart from Japan, Malaysia is the only market to receive the FK8 Honda Civic Type R.
Malaysia is going to accept reservations for the new Honda Civic Type R 2017 from October 1
Needless to say, the Type R’s appearance always attracts sport car addicts. Besides, under its extravagant body is a ton of cooling and aero functions.
Driven by a 2.0L VTEC Turbo engine producing 310 PS and 400 Nm of torque, the new Civic Type R is now available in the only 6-speed manual gearbox. One more thing that piques our interest is that the new Honda Civic Type R will come with three drive modes: Sport, Comfort and +R.
The Type R’s appearance always attracts sport car addicts
If Honda indulges Pinoys with two color options: Rallye Red and Championship White, Malaysian market only gets the latter.
New Honda Civic Type R will come with three drive modes
Pricing for the new FK8 Honda Civic Type R 2017 has still been a secret, but it would be slightly more expensive than the traditional model due to some slight updates.
Latest updates on upcoming Honda cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Honda Philippines' local lineup.
Know more about Honda Civic Type R 2021
The fifth-generation Honda Civic Type R 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. The said design also incorporates several performance-oriented pieces like a hood scoop, a rear wing, a carbon-fiber rear diffuser, among others. 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.