Only a few weeks ago, Honda Cars Philippines announced that the all-new Honda Civic Type R is ready for bookings in our country.
However, only 100 units of 2017 Honda Civic Type R are available for bookings in the Philippines, which means, if you are not lucky enough, you might not have a chance to own this hot car.
That is why Philkotse would like to suggest you with three promising alternatives, namely the Mazda MX-5, the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Peugeot 208 GTi. The brand-new Mazda MX-5 provides the greatest comfort of open-top driving to an ever-widening audience with one-of-a-kind fastback styling. But if you are leaning more toward to a German or French car brand, we also have the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Peugeot 208 GTi out there.
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Which one would you prefer: Peugeot 208 GTI or Volkswagen GTI?
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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.