Honda Holds a Turnover Ceremony for the Release of the First Batch of The Honda Civic Type R

We saw it first at the Manila International Auto Show 2017 last March 30, 2017 and it was crowned “King of the Ring” as it became the fastest front-wheel drive car during the Nürburgring Nordschleife when it set a record-breaking time of 7 minutes and 43.8 seconds. Get ready and start your engines – the first batch of the Honda Civic Type R release and turnover has finally commenced and we are all very excited to see this Ultimate Racing Machine to hit the roads of the Philippines!

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has officially brought in the most popular Honda in its wide array of outstanding vehicles and starting July 11, 2017, all Honda dealerships have started accepting reservation. On November 27, 2017, the first 7 units – the first official batch of the Honda Civic Type R owners in the Philippines – have already been released to these very lucky customers who were able to grab the opportunity. The unveiling and turnover ceremony at Honda Cars Manila Bay was followed by a motorcade around the dealership, which signified that the owners were finally able to drive their very own Honda Civic Type R for the first time. On top of this, the whole Honda community is delighted that the all-new Honda Civic Type R can now be viewed in the Honda dealerships’ showrooms, most particularly in the Ayala-owned Honda car dealerships in Makati, Pasig, Alabang, Shaw, Global City, and Manila Bay.

The Honda Civic Type R’s features:

The all-new Honda Civic Type R is powered by a 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine with a maximum power output of 310 PS at 6,500rpm, and peak torque of 400 Nm from 2,500rpm to 4,500rpm. It features a bespoke chassis, suspension, and steering setup for a more responsive handling as well as improved high-speed stability as well as a revised four-wheel Adaptive Damper System that delivers superior ride quality and exceptional road performance. Furthermore, the All-New Honda  Civic Type R’s Dual Pinion Variable-ratio Electric Power-Assisted (EPS) Rack and Pinion Steering carries an individually calibrated setting for each of the thr   ee selectable driving modes: +R, Sport, and Comfort. These driving modes give the All-New Honda Civic Type R greater usability.

Sporty, sleek, and sophisticated – the all-new Honda Civic Type R boasts an aggressive front grille, a Type R wing type spoiler, and Vortex generators at the trailing edge of the roof line. The front and rear bumpers and side skirts also sport a carbon fiber effect and sporty red accent line, which runs around the entire vehicle. The muscular and aggressive body, combined with its aerodynamic package, gives the All-New Civic Type R best-in-class balance between lift and drag, contributing to better high speed stability.

(From left: Mr. Manny Aligada, President and COO of Honda Cars Makati, Inc.; Mr. Arthur Tan, Chairman and CEO of Honda Cars Makati, Inc.; Mr. Noriyuki Takakura, President and General Manager of Honda Cars Philippines, Inc.; Mr. Leo Dolendo, Branch Manager of Honda Cars Manila Bay and Functional Director for After Sales)

HCPI brought in 100 units of the All-New Honda Civic Type R this 2017 which was distributed accordingly to all Honda dealerships nationwide at a suggested retail price of Php 2,980,000 and is available in two colors: Championship White and Rallye Red. The first batch of the official turnover and release of the all-new Honda Civic Type R for HCMI’s valued clients was a milestone celebrated at Honda Cars Manila Bay and is graced by the presence of Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. President and General Manager, Mr. Noriyuki Takakura, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Honda Cars Makati, Inc., Mr. Arthur Tan, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Honda Cars Makati, Inc, Mr. Manny Aligada. Together with the whole Honda community, HCMI celebrates this milestone and this opportunity to provide the best quality products and services to its loyal and valued customers.

Honda Cars Makati Inc., with branches in Makati (Magallanes and Greenbelt), Pasig, Alabang, Shaw, Global City, and Manila Bay is a member of AC Automotive Group of Companies.

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