June 5, 2020, Kuala Lumpur – Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Honda vehicles in Malaysia, has presented 425 units of the new Honda Civic 1.8S to the Royal Malaysia Police to be used as new mobile patrol and enforcement vehicles.
“We are grateful to the Royal Malaysia Police for their services and sacrifices in ensuring the safety of Malaysians over the past months. We stand “Together As One” with the nation and we want to play our role as an auto marque to contribute to the country in any way we can. The Royal Malaysia Police are at the frontliners in securing the safety of citizens, more so during the on-going Covid-19 pandemic.
“Due to the Movement Control Order (MCO), we had to postpone the delivery of the new Civic in March to the Royal Malaysia Police. We are delighted that we are now able to resume the plan to deliver these new mobile patrol and enforcement vehicles which are expected to assist in the tasks and responsibilities of the police force in effectively responding to emergencies, maintaining law and order.
“We are pleased that the Royal Malaysia Police have chosen the best-selling model in C-segment, the new Civic, to assist them in their daily tasks, enforcements and administrative duties for the country,” said its managing director and chief executive officer Toichi Ishiyama in a statement.
The locally assembled new Civic was launched in February 2020. It offers D-segment features in a C-segment model. The new Civic is equipped with a redesigned and sportier fastback styling, bolder front bumper, newly designed 16-inch alloy wheels, auto front wipers, front sensors and many more.
Powering the Civic is a 1.8-litre i-VTEC engine paired with Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology continuous variable transmission. It generates a maximum output of 139 hp and a maximum torque of 174 Nm. There is also the 1.5-litre turbocharged version, in the Honda Civic’s variant line-up.
The new Civic has achieved the ASEAN NCAP five-star safety rating. It is fitted with six-airbags, vehicle stability assist, agile handle assist, hill start assist, emergency stop signal, anti-lock braking system, brake assist and auto brake hold.
For more information on the new Civic and other Honda models, please visit any of the 101 Honda Malaysia authorised dealerships nationwide, or call Honda’s toll free number at 1-800-88-2020 or visit to www.honda.com.my.