While the Honda Civic FC is the current MPV (Mobile Patrol Vehicle), the FK8 Honda Civic Type R was gifted 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 in celebration of his birthday in September 2019.
Back in February 2019, the FK8 Honda Civic Type R was seen being evaluated for use as a high-speed pursuit vehicle. The livery was very similar to the one seen on the police Proton Preve and Proton Inspira.
It would have been very interesting to see the FK8 Honda Civic Type R deployed as a high-speed pursuit vehicle. However, it seems that our police force prefers finesse and strategy over raw power when it comes to taking down criminals.
Used as an escort vehicle, the FK8 Honda Civic Type R sports a different livery compared to the standard MPV (Mobile Patrol Vehicle).
Based on our own interpretation of what the future Honda Civic Type R could look like, we had some fun imagining it as the official vehicle of our law enforcement unit.
Public perception on the 11th generation Honda Civic is divided - Some like the simpler design, while others feel it has become less distinguishable from the Honda Accord.
Used as an escort vehicle in Malaysia for our YDPA, we wonder if the FK8 Type R in police livery ever gets driven to the red line.
Will the next-generation Honda Civic also be used in the Malaysian Police Force’s fleet? Let’s see.
Previously an engineer in an automotive manufacturing company and a highway concessionaire. A part-time research student on biofuels and diesel engines. Obsessed with vehicle electrification and the future of transportation.