The long wait is over for the all-new Civic Type R as Honda Cars Philippines announced that the special model has finally arrived in the country. Customers can visit select Honda car dealerships to see the all-new Civic Type R in the metal starting second week of October 2017.
The all-new Civic Type R is the first Type R model to be sold locally. For more than two decades, the Type R badge has denoted the highest performance version of its respective model, derived from philosophy of crafting racing-inspired road cars. Honda’s Type R models have always represented the purity of the original concept of minimizing weight while maximizing power, responsiveness, dynamic stability and braking performance. The Type R’s concept aims to deliver the most rewarding driving experience, both on the road and on the racetrack.
The all-new Civic Type R packs a 2.0-liter VTEC TURBO with 310PS at 6,500rpm and 400Nm of torque from 2,500rpm to 4,500rpm, a 6-speed manual transmission with rev match control system, an aerodynamic body, and a sporty yet practical interior. All these revolutionary features made motoring journalists and the general public demanding and anticipating the all-new Civic Type R to be sold in the local market.
Just two days after its official announcement last July 10, 2017, all 100 units of the all-new Civic Type R were booked and reserved—with only two colors made available: Championship White and Rallye Red.
As a special treat to the first 100 owners of the all-new Civic Type R in the country, HCPI will be holding an exclusive event in early 2018 once the deliveries have been completed.