Admire FK8 Honda Civic Type R 2017 in Malaysia

Updated Sep 25, 2020 | Same topic: Most Updated Car Concept

Malaysia is the only market to receive the FK8 Honda Civic Type R.

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.

angular front of the new FK8 Honda Civic Type R 2017

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.

>>> Related: Complete guide to the current PH-market Honda Civic Type R

side view of the FK8 Honda Civic Type R 2017

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.

angular rear of the FK8 Honda Civic Type R 2017

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 2022

Honda Civic Type R

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.

₱ 3,210,000

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