Honda Malaysia brings back the full blown Honda Civic Type R, codenamed FK8 back to Malaysia, following the FD2R sedan’s discontinuation in 2012.
The all-new Type R, based on the FK7 Civic hatchback is, the first ever Civic Type R designed for a global audience, and comes fully imported from Swindon, UK, Honda’s only production facility of the Civic Type R worldwide.
Powering the high performance track-friendly 5-door hatchback is a K20C1 2.0-litre four-cylinder VTEC Turbo engine producing outputs of 310 PS and 400 Nm, sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission with automatic rev-matching software. The engine makes slightly lower output (-10 PS) than the European figures as Honda has tune it to deliver maximum performance from our RON 95 petrol.
Other performance benchmark figures - acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds and a top speed of 272 km/h. Tyres are large in the Type R, measuring 245/30ZR20 at each corner to delivery maximum handling and cornering speed.
Three driving modes are available to the driver, including a Comfort mode which softens the suspension, steering and throttle response for easy drive in the urban city. Sport mode, the default setting, delivers a more direct response, suitable for winding roads. Switch to '+R' mode for the full Type R experience, with robust suspension setting, direct steering and reduced ESC intervention.
Priced from RM320,000 and only available in Championship White, the Type R from dedicated Honda Sports dealers come with a 5-year, unlimited mileage warranty and even free labour at certain service intervals.
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- Body Type: Hatchback
- Transmission: Manual
- Engine Capacity: 1996 cc
- Fuel Type: petrol
- Seat Capacity: 4
- Price: RM 330,002
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