2017 Honda Civic Type R – 2017 GIIAS Live

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Aravind Jayachandran, It goes without saying that I'm a huge petrolhead and can apparently convert all my driving emotions into words you can read.

PT Honda Prospect Motor has unveiled the all-new 2017 Honda Civic Type R (FK8) at the ongoing 2017 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show. Bookings for the new hot hatch are currently open across all Honda dealerships. Prices start from 995 million IDR.

2017 Honda Civic Type R front three quarter at the 2017 GIIAS Live

The Civic Type R is one of the most powerful and fastest FWD hatchbacks in the world. It was capable of lapping the Nordschleife in a record time 7 minutes and 43.8 seconds. The grunt comes from a 2.0L VTEC TURBO four-cylinder petrol engine that puts out 310 PS at 6,500 rpm and 295 lb.-ft. (400 Nm) of torque from 2,500 rpm to 4,500 rpm. The only transmission option is a 6-speed manual gearbox. 0-100 km/h takes 5.7 seconds, and the car tops out at 272 km/h.

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is 16 kg lighter than the old model and 7 kg lighter the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback. It measures 4,557 mm in length, 2,087 mm (including mirrors) and 1,434 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,700 mm. It has an upgraded suspension with four-wheel Adaptive Damper System.

2017 Honda Civic Type R rear three quarter at the 2017 GIIAS Live

Some of the standard features include LED headlights, LED fog lights, LED tail lights, bolstered sport seats with red/black suede-effect fabric seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, textured aluminium pedals and titanium gearshift knob, 7-inch colour driver information display, Display Audio infotainment system with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and 542-watt, 12-speaker premium audio system.

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