Honda Malaysia is lending 425 units of the Civic 1.8S to the Police force for mobile patrol and enforcement purposes. As an act of Corporate social responsibility, Honda is doing its bid to the frontliners with one of its best selling models.
The Civic has a long illustrious history in this country and is the most sought-after model after the City. This model is assembled locally with the latest rendition having debuted in February 2020. As one of the top C-segment models, the Civic has plenty of features to match any large sedan. Currently in its tenth-generation, it boasts a fastback design and offers a sporty demeanor. The 1.8s variant of the Civic has a fresh front bumper and 16-inch wheels. Honda has added auto wipers and front sensors to the package for good measures.
The Civic 1.8s carrries a 1.8l i-VTEC engine, paired with a CVT, for an output of 141PS and torque of 174NM. Its more powerful counterpart is the Civic 1.5T, which packs a lot more power and comes with a full suite of Honda Sensing.
According to CEO Toichi Ishiyama, “We want to play our role as an auto marque to contribute to the country in any way we can. The Malaysian Police are at the frontlines in securing the safety of citizens, more so during the pandemic. Due to the Movement Control Order (MCO), we had to postpone the delivery of the New Civic in March to the RPolice. 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.”
Honda had earlier intended to deliver the cars to the Polica, but the delivery was delayed due to the MCO. As such, the enforcers now get the Civics to fulffll their duties on a daily basis.