The Honda Civic Type R has been officially launched in Indonesia at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS), and the republic becomes the third ASEAN market to introduce the fifth-generation FK8 after the Philippines and Singapore.

The new CTR is powered by a 2.0 litre VTEC Turbo engine, which is paired with a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission with a rev-matching function. For Indonesia, the mill will offer 310 PS (306 hp) at 6,500 rpm and 400 Nm between 2,500-4,500 rpm. The power output mirrors the Australian (and Philippines) market model, slightly lower than that quoted for the UK-spec car, which is 320 PS (or 316 hp).

There’s a reason for the difference in output and to why the CTR for North America, Australia and the rest of the world has 310 PS. Hideki Kakinuma, the assistant large project leader for the Civic Type R told at the launch that the detuning is due to fuel quality considerations in non-Euro/UK markets.

Standard equipment includes 20-inch Berlina black alloy wheels wrapped with 245/30 Continental SportContact 6 tyres, the latter developed specially for the car. Also on, adaptive dampers with three driving modes (Comfort, Sport and R+), as well as a Brembo brake package with 350 mm ventilated and drilled front and 305 mm solid rear discs.

As far as kit is concerned, the Type R comes standard with full LED headlights, keyless entry and push-button start. Also equipped is an Advanced Display Audio system with a seven-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support, and each car comes with a unique Type R serial plate number.

The car goes on sale in Indonesia priced at 995 million rupiah (RM320,100). Four exterior colour options are available for the CTR in Indonesia – Rally Red, Championship White, Brilliant Sporty Blue and Sonic Grey Pearl. Two other shades, Crystal Black Pearl and Polished Metal, will be available from next year.

We’ve driven the new Civic Type R – read our Dresden drive report on the car, as well as the video on it. While Honda Malaysia is still not confirming its market debut here, the FWD King of the ‘Ring is likely to get here at some point later this year.