Only 100 units of 2017 Honda Civic Type R open for bookings in the Philippines

Updated Sep 24, 2020 | Same topic: Highlights of the Week

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R will retail for P2.98 million in our country.
After the stirring debut at Manila International Auto Show ealier this year, the all-new Civic Type R is now ready for bookings.
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.
front view of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R

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.
Side view of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is the most popular Honda in its lineup
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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?

2017 Honda Civic Type R
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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