According to Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), all reservations for the new Honda Civic Type R are accepted from today, July 11 and the first deliveries will start in September.
The all-new Honda Civic Type R is now ready for bookings
Being the most popular Honda in its lineup, the Civic Type R needs no introductions indeed. However, let’s discuss the hardware.
Based on the Civic, the high-performance Honda Civic Type R is exclusively manufactured in Swindo, UK but its engine is built in America. The car is driven by a turbocharged 2.0-liter, inline-four DOHC i-VTEC engine churning out 316 hp at 6,500 rpm and 400 Nm of peak torque at 2,500-4,500 rpm. The only transmission option is a 6-speed manual featuring an automatic rev matching system for smoother downshifts.
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is the most popular Honda in its lineup
What’s more, the new five-door hatchback currently holds the records as the fastest production front-wheel-drive vehicle on the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit within a neck-snapping seven minutes, 48.30 seconds.
HCPI says that the Honda goodness is limited to just 100 units and only available in two colors: Rallye Red and Championship White. Is P2.98 million is a worthy price of admission to possess one of the first Type R units to be sold in the Philippines?
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.