On the 27th of November, the very first 7 units of the new Honda Civic Type R, manufactured in 2018 have been delivered to their new owners in a turn over ceremony organized by Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) at Honda Cars Manila Bay.
According to latest car news, a motorcade was also held at the dealership so as to allow Type R owners to have their first drive on Philippine roads. Prior to this, the 5-door hatchback already had a stirring debut at this year’s Manila International Auto Show last March.
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For those who couldn’t make it to the said event, you can still have a chance to admire the latest Honda Civic Typre R in mental as it is still being on display at authorized Honda dealerships in Pasig, Makati, Alabang, Global City, Shaw, and Manila Bay.
First 7 units of the Honda Civic Type R 2018 have been delivered to their new owners
Attended the turn over ceremony were Honda Cars Makati President & COO Mr. Manny Aligada, Honda Makati Chairman & CEO Mr. Arthur Tan, General Manager and President of HCPI Mr. Noriyuki Takakura together with other senior representatives from Honda Cars Manila Bay.
General Manager and President of HCPI Mr. Noriyuki Takakura at the ceremony
Under the hood of the new Civic Type R is a turbocharged 2.0-liter, inline-four engine which is capable of 316 hp at 6,500 rpm and 400 Nm of peak torque at 2,500-4,500 rpm, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox equipped with automatic rev matching system.
A motorcade was also held so as to allow Type R owners to have their first drive on Philippine roads
The Honda Civic Type R 2018 price in the Philippines is P2,980,000. This sports hatchback is offered with two color options, namely Rallye Red and Championship White.
As 2018 is only a few weeks away, HCIP is offering a lot of exciting promos and discounts for multiple models. Latest updates on upcoming Honda cars and promos can be found in our Complete guide to the Honda Philippines' local lineup.
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.