Royal Malaysia Police get i-VTEC-powered patrol cars

Honda Malaysia has delivered 425 units of the new 2020 Civic 1.8S to the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) to be used a mobile patrol and enforcement vehicles. The initial delivery date was scheduled for March but had to be postponed due to the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Commenting on the delivery, managing director and chief executive officer of Honda Malaysia, Toichi Ishiyama said that Honda is “grateful to PDRM for their services and sacrifices in ensuring the safety of Malaysians over the past months.”

“We are pleased that the Royal Malaysian 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.”

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The Civic is one of the Japanese marque’s key flagship models and is immensely popular in Malaysia. The 10th generation Civic dominated its segment with a market share of 72 per cent in 2019. It has sold more than 48,000 units since its introduction four years ago.

The local assembled, refreshed Civic, launched in February 2020, boasts D-segment features in a C-segment model.

2020 Honda Civic
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The refined design featuring sportier fastback styling and a new front bumper exudes an overall premium and sporty feel. Newly-designed 16-inch alloy wheels complete the low and wide stance. New conveniences include auto front wiper and front sensor.

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Powered by the 1.8L i-VTEC engine mated with Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT), the new Civic 1.8S pushes a maximum power output of 139bhp (141PS) and a maximum torque of 174Nm. The powerplant is certified Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV), highly suited for patrol and enforcement duties. The Civic is also available with a 1.5L VTEC turbo.

It is equipped with top-of-the-line safety features including six airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Agile Handle Assist (AHA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), and Auto Brake Hold (ABH). The new Civic carries a five-star safety rating by ASEAN NCAP.

Learn more about the 2020 Civic in this announcement post.

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