Since early this year, there have been reports of the PDRM getting the Honda Civic Type R for their fleet, with pictures of some units in PDRM colours. Perhaps they are evaluating the powerful model to replace or complement their Mitsubishi Lancer EVOs.
Anyway, while the PDRM does its testing, Honda Malaysia has presented one unit of the Civic Type R to His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda The Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah. The car is a gift to His Majesty for his official birthday.
To be used as escort car
It is understood that the car will be used as an escort car for King. Additionally, a Civic 1.5 VTEC Turbocharged Premium was also presented to Her Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda The Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Binti Almarhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, also for use as an escort car.
“At Honda, we are committed to offer products that are of high value and also advanced in technology to provide joy to our customers. The Civic Type R was the model which claimed the title of ‘World’s Fastest Front-Wheel-Drive’ production car at Germany’s legendary Nurburgring racetrack when it was first introduced in 2017. This model is not only ideal to drive on track but also on the road as a daily commute car. On behalf of Honda Malaysia, I am truly honoured to present the Civic Type R to His Majesty The Yang di-Pertuan Agong for his daily use as an escort car, said the Managing Director & CEO Honda Malaysia, Toichi Ishiyama, at the handover ceremony.
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