Honda Malaysia has officially launched the all-new FK8 Civic Type R in Malaysia, marking the model’s official return to our shores following the FD2R’s discontinuation in 2012.
The first ever Civic Type R designed for a global audience, the FK8 is based on the five-door Civic Hatchback and comes fully imported from Swindon, UK, Honda’s only production facility of the Type R worldwide.
The ‘Made in UK’ label comes with a price though, with customers needing to part ways with RM320k (on-the-road without insurance) to own one. Still, didn’t stop 60 customers from placing their bookings. According to Honda Malaysia, the first 150 customers will have their vehicles ready for delivery no later than March 2018.
Powering the FK8 is the 2.0-litre four-cylinder VTEC Turbo engine producing outputs of 310 PS and 400 Nm, sent to the front wheels via a short-shifted 6-speed manual transmission. The engine is slightly detuned from the 320 PS setup offered in European markets enabling it to run on RON 95 petrol.
Although available with a wide selection of colours globally, the FK8 will be offered exclusively in Championship White paint. The grey vehicle shown in our pictures is a pre-production advance car used for internal training by Honda Malaysia.
Standard equipment of the FK8 Civic Type R are as follows:
- 3-way Driving Mode with Comfort, Sport and +R modes
- Adaptive Damper System (ADS)
- Meter display with turbo boost meter, Rev indicator, G-Meter Display and Lap Time
- Flat bottom leather steering wheel with titanium silver trim
- Lightweight front bucket seats
- Unique serial number plaque
The all-new FK8 Civic Type R is open for booking exclusively at the following 21 selected Honda Sport Dealers:
- Autoworld Asia Sdn Bhd
- Botanic Auto Mall Sdn Bhd
- Global Amity Sdn Bhd (Bangi)
- Kah Motor Co Sdn Bhd – Selayang
- Sri Utama Auto Sdn Bhd
- USJ Car Express Sdn Bhd
- MH Prestige Auto Sdn Bhd
- Peringgit Sri Motor Sdn Bhd
- Tenaga Setia Resources Sdn Bhd
- The Millenium Auto Carriage
- Chuan Thye Motor Sdn Bhd
- Syarikat Tan Eng Ann Sdn Bhd
East Malaysia - Syarikat Labuan Automobile Sdn Bhd
- Ban Hoe Seng (Auto) Sdn Bhd
- Formula Venture Sdn Bhd
- Kah Motor Co Sdn Bhd - Sg Pinang
- Lee Motor SP (Car Div) Sdn Bhd
- Yooi Cars Sdn Bhd
- Ban Lee Heng Motor Sdn Bhd (Seremban)
- Syarikat Motor GS Tay Sdn Bhd
- Yong Ming Motor Sdn Bhd