Only a few weeks ago, Honda Cars Philippines announced that the all-new Honda Civic Type R Price 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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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.