Jakarta 2017: Honda Launches FK8 Civic Type R In Indonesia

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Jakarta 2017: Honda Launches FK8 Civic  Type R In Indonesia

The Indonesian market is getting a treat from their local Honda distributor (Honda Prospect Motor, or HPM). At the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show, HPM has launched the Civic FK8 Type R for the local market- following the Philippines and Singapore within the ASEAN region. It's going for a pretty hefty IDR 995,000,000 (or just over RM 320,000), and is available in four different colours: Rallye Red, Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic, Championship White, and Sonic Gray Pearl. It comes with full LED Headlights and LED Fog Lights, 20-inch Aluminum Alloy Wheels, and Triple Exhaust with Finisher.

You can read our first impressions of the Civic FK8 Type R here. While the Civic FK2 Type R was the first Type R to feature a turbocharged engine, it was more of a test bed for the Civic FK8 Type R. As we are unlikely to see the NSX in our corner of the world, outside of grey imports, the Civic FK8 Type R will be the most powerful (and most lusted after Honda product) officially available in our region. Unfortunately, it seems that the Indonesian version is slightly detuned at 310 PS- as opposed to the 320 PS version offered in Europe and Japan. 

This is exciting new for us as well, because hopefully it means that we'll get the Civic FK8 Type R for our own market in the coming months. Based on the Civic FK8 Hatchback, this Type R variant is a global model and is sold everywhere from the United States to Europe, and the rest of Asia as well. Even Japan will be getting a few units- and it's a little funny given that this generation of Civic Type R is no longer produced in Japan itself. 



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Places more value in how fun a car is to drive than outright performance or luxury. He laments the direction that automotive development is headed in, but grudgingly accepts the logic behind it. Can be commonly found trying to fix yet another problem on his rusty project car.

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