Malaysian Police have brought 425 units of new-gen Civic. The price of these cars comes up to around Rs. 8.6 Crore.
Honda Civic is quite popular in the international market. In Malaysia, the Royal Malaysia Police will get 425 units of the new-gen Honda Civic this year. The police edition Honda Civic will get white colour scheme with special police livery in blue and yellow colours. It will also get a red and blue light bar. Honda offers the Civic in Malaysia in three different trim levels namely- S, TC and TC-P. The Civic patrol car for police will be based on the Civic S, but it gets halogen headlamps in place of LED headlights, halogen fog lamps instead of LED fog lamps, and body-coloured door handles instead of chrome door handles. Also, it will get smaller 16-inch alloy wheels against the bigger 17 or 18-inch units. The police car will also miss out on a rear spoiler. Moreover, the Civic patrol cars will feature additional support gears like RMPNet communication equipment, Mobile DVR, dashcam and much more.
The 425 units of the new-gen Civic will be purchased by Spansco on the behalf of Malaysia’s Ministry of Home Affairs
Mechanically, it derives power from a 1.8-litre i-VTEC SOHC naturally aspirated four-pot petrol mill, which churns out 141 PS of power at 6,500rpm and 174 Nm of twisting force at 4,300 rpm. Transmission duties are done by a CVT. Without the police treatment, the Honda Civic 1.8S is priced at MYR 1,13,600, which translates into 20.19 lakh Indian Rupee. 425 units of the Civic 1.8S would cost around MYR 4.8 crore or Rs 8.6 Crore. The additional equipment will add up to the cost, and the fleet price would be lower than the retail price. Malaysia’s Ministry of Home Affairs will rent the police patrol vehicles from Spanco, which is a renowned domestic fleet management company.
The Malaysia-spec Civic will be powered by a 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol unit
All of these 425 units of Honda Civic will be purchased by Spanco, not the government. 30 cars will be handed over to the Royal Malaysian Police this month. The remaining units are expected to be delivered by the third of week of next month. In our market, the new-gen Civic is powered by a 1.8-litre i-VTEC four-pot, gasoline engine, which puts out 140 bhp of power and 174 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes paired with to a CVT only.