PDRM receives 425 Honda Civic 1.8 S patrol vehicles

PDRM receives 425 Honda Civic 1.8 S patrol vehicles

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) received 425 units of the Honda Civic 1.8 S today, which will take on patrol and enforcement duties for the police force. The handing over ceremony took place at the ministry of home affairs headquarters in Putrajaya today.

The 1.8 S variant forms the base of the Civic line-up in Malaysia, powered by a 1.8 litre naturally aspirated engine producing 141 PS at 6,500 rpm and 174 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm. Transmission is an Earth Dreams CVT gearbox sending drive to the front wheels.

Delivery of the vehicles to the PDRM had to be postponed due to the Movement Control Order, said Honda Malaysia. “We are delighted that we are now able to deliver these new mobile patrol and enforcement vehicles which are expected to assist in the tasks and responsibilities of the police force in effectively responding to emergencies, maintaining law and order,” said Honda Malaysia CEO Toichi Ishiyama.

Prior to this, a Go Auto-supplied Toyota Corolla was presented in PDRM colours after the company received a letter of intent from the home ministry to supply 425 mobile patrol vehicles in order to replace Proton Wira and Proton Waja police cars in stages.

As for the police patrol Civic, the C-segment sedan had been sighted wearing police colours back in 2016, in its pre-facelift form. More recently, a separate set of images depicted an FK8 Civic Type R in police colours as well, though that turned out to be a trial unit that was loaned out for field-testing purposes.

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Comments

  • Anita on Jun 05, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    later, all PDRM drivers will so disappointed in driving Civic

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    • Norlia on Jun 05, 2020 at 6:17 pm

      PDRM drivers so disappointed smoked by Myvi

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      • YB Tan Sri KK on Jun 06, 2020 at 1:23 pm

        Government has realised using Proton is so unreliable. Half way chasing bad guys, the car can breakdown.

        What is worse, using now Chna made Geely cars, lagi more unreliable and always breakdown

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        • Clara Kindis on Jun 06, 2020 at 4:33 pm

          Government also using Honda CRV is so unreliable. Half way chasing bad guys, the car can breakdown.

          What is worse, using now Japanese made Honda cars, lagi more unreliable and always breakdown with always recalling Takata airbags

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        • Nabil on Jun 06, 2020 at 5:48 pm

          To saved lives, gotta extend MCO at all cost.

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        • Copy Paste on Jun 06, 2020 at 6:44 pm

          Copy paste: “I don’t get it with these peeps. When Govt chooses Proton cars, they accuse Govt of giving help to Proton. Now they go for Civics, the same nutters are accusing Govt of not going for Proton cars. WTF!?”

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          • antsy pantsy on Jun 07, 2020 at 7:30 am

            Good observation. No matter what the government do, kena sound. Sometimes, there’s no pleasing everyone. As long as boys in blue can do their job well, I am happy with whatever cars they are using

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          • Copy Paste on Jun 07, 2020 at 2:52 pm

            Copy paste: “Yeah bro another one of his infamous comments by our Yang Bangang Tan Sri Kuat Kelentong resident troll.”

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          • John 2020 on Jun 07, 2020 at 5:27 pm

            Copy-paste & antsy-pantsy – Both posts received #5***** for Very Unbiased and Unique Comments! #ThumbUp

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          • potato on Jun 07, 2020 at 6:28 pm

            you noticed they are helping the same person who owns both Proton & Honda malaysia right?

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    • Civic Turbo 2018 on Jun 05, 2020 at 6:18 pm

      Gomen not friend with China already? Why not X70?

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      • X70 Buyer on Jun 05, 2020 at 8:59 pm

        X70 fleet is to replace the broken down Navara fleet

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      • Joyce on Jun 06, 2020 at 12:51 am

        Bang, if use X70 those criminal would be very happy.
        Imagine when the police wants to disable criminal vehicle by bump-in, autonomous system in X70 will apply emergency brake to stop collision.
        Autonomous enhanced vehicle is a no to police force.

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    • Anyway apa cerita about those Go Auto supplied Toyota Corollas? Will that still happen or kena sailing by the Civics?

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      • camtakpro on Jun 07, 2020 at 7:26 pm

        Mario, Bro & co – all are now butthurted, joined as one troop, coming in a drove here to put nonstop continuous dislikes on any comment that ‘support PDRM using the Civic’s as the new patrol vehicles on enforcement duties’

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        • hondatakpro on Jun 07, 2020 at 10:25 pm

          Sigh…. You already butthurted many times for putting nonstop continuous dislikes on any comment about Proton lol

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    • Artline on Jun 07, 2020 at 2:16 pm

      Woooooo…….one of honda salesman are spending their times to disliking for feedbacking about disappointed honda quality and supporting national cars

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  • Anonymous54 on Jun 05, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Oh so new government, it’s Honda Civics, from a company owned and distributed by a crony. Was a tender exercise carried out?

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    • Lolwhut? on Jun 05, 2020 at 9:06 pm

      Evaluation & selection was done by PH, go see the datestamp of this article pic
      https://s3.paultan.org/image/2019/02/Honda-Civic-Type-R-PDRM-fb-1-850×524.jpg

      Take a good look at VBJ 4172 behind the CTR, it is the Civic 1.8 under evaluation DURING PH RULE.

      And to your point, did PH gomen carried out a tender excercise for this?
      https://paultan.org/2020/02/20/go-auto-to-supply-425-toyota-corolla-patrol-cars-to-pdrm/

      So please, a pot shouldn’t be calling a kettle black.

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      • Spin Too Much on Jun 06, 2020 at 9:03 am

        Thank goodness for PaulTan high res pictures the truth can now be shown. Pakatan has a lot to answer for this AND the Corolla purchase…

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      • Yang Bangang Tan Sri Kuat Kelentong resident troll is at it again with his furious multi-downvoting. Can PaulTan please stop his shenanigans at jigging your vote system? His antics has gone far enuff and long enuff.

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    • Crony on Jun 07, 2020 at 10:05 am

      PN is only 3 months old and due to MCO they had only been in operation for merely a month. A month old government can so fast make such decision with Honda getting ready all 425 cars? Mind you this is done during MCO? What joke of the century in pushing it onto a month old government.

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    • Copy Paste on Jun 07, 2020 at 2:51 pm

      Copy paste: “I am waiting for PH to unleash their lies once again. Can’t wait!”

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  • Lcians on Jun 05, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    The bandits better run fast, before Vtec kicked’in

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    • 1.8L + 141ps + 174nm + Cvt + Fwd on Jun 05, 2020 at 9:00 pm

      Mick Chan : “The 1.8 S variant forms the base of the Civic line-up in Malaysia, powered by a 1.8 litre naturally aspirated engine producing 141 PS at 6,500 rpm and 174 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm. Transmission is an Earth Dreams CVT gearbox sending drive to the front wheels”
      Just like typical (NA) normal aspirated cars.
      Chasing those suspicious suspect or person of interest with supercharged or turbo, bi-turbo or twin-turbo equipped vehicles.
      The bandits already MIA, gone hiding, silenced then change to another vehicle.

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      • vtec mivec on Jun 07, 2020 at 1:07 am

        so this r18 engine with cvt cant even match with fd/fb 1.8 AT?

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  • Made wrong decision to choose PDRM Civic. This is not what we proud of our nation. They should go for Persona/Myvi instead.

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    • Yes..buy Malaysian cars…support our own car industries…support PROTON…PERODUA…

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    • Ha ha ha….small car will chase smaller car

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    • This kind of people, give apple want orange. give orange want apple. u tak boring ke?

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    • Mikaso on Jun 06, 2020 at 1:49 am

      Go ask atok .. this purchase was made during atok’s gov

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  • Ketam on Jun 05, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Can’t wait to see ketam chase ketam

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  • Where Is National Carmakers on Jun 05, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Thank you for choosing wrong choice. That’s how our country works. Look at Japan/US/Korea, they bought their national cars

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    • sohai on Jun 05, 2020 at 6:05 pm

      Not necessarily. Look at UK, their police uses Kia Optima instead of British cars. But I do agree PDRM should have chosen Proton Preve or Suprima

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    • Stephen on Jun 05, 2020 at 9:21 pm

      Yes, look at humberside police in UK, they uses our Malaysian Proton Waja (called Impian in UK) as their petrol car as well.
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/70194929@N05/15073214618

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    • Jeremy on Jun 06, 2020 at 7:25 am

      The only national car brands left in UK is Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin. So you are implying UK police should be using RRs and AMs as police cars eh? How does that logic works mate?

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  • Tupperware on Jun 05, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Worst move ever. Honda is the most quality ever. Even honda owners also geram for using many honda models. That’s why everyone are choosing right brand

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    • Anonymous54 on Jun 05, 2020 at 9:40 pm

      They are not concerned or worried about reliability issues etc. What matters, and I believe is the sole consideration, is the car is assembled and distributed by a crony. Mind you, it’s not even a GLC but privately owned company. Before this, it was from UMW-Toyota a government-linked company (GLC).

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    • Nanti tgh kerja , petrol tak naik. Sure menyesal nanti tak ambil toyotai.

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  • panjang on Jun 05, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Interested to see how a CVT fared under severe usage.

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  • Jaguh on Jun 05, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    They have choices but why didn’t choose national car?

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  • freddie ng on Jun 05, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    What happen to our Proton cars Tak boleh pakai meh! Dodoh betul kita punya kerajaan PN backdoor.

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    • Calvin on Jun 06, 2020 at 12:50 am

      I don’t get it with these peeps. When Govt chooses Proton cars, they accuse Govt of giving help to Proton. Now they go for Civics, the same nutters are accusing Govt of not going for Proton cars. WTF!?

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    • Mikaso on Jun 06, 2020 at 1:52 am

      Go ask atok then. This purchase was made during atok’s gov

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    • talk like you are the only tax payer or a proton owner..what backdoor? Dont you realised that PH is responsible for their own failure?

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      • Yeah, can see from their troopers attitudes they still in denial & don’t take ownership of their failures, this is why their gahmen didn’t last. They can only fool people for so long and evidently Malaysians can’t be fooled more than 2 years.

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  • vivizurianti on Jun 05, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Woi PDRM, support la P1! What happened to kempen
    “Beli barang Malaysia”??

    Maybe P1 cars tarak cukup standed for Abang abang polis.

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    • Mikaso on Jun 06, 2020 at 1:53 am

      Go ask atok then. This purchase was made during atok’s gov.

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  • stupilkani on Jun 05, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Meh, since it’s for the police force. Ok saja la. Preve no longer in production.
    If menteri people get then will kecam.

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on Jun 05, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    syed mokhtar, win some lose some. ok la he lose 5g win back this.

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    • azrai on Jun 06, 2020 at 7:24 am

      He don’ even lost anthing yet. Previously PDRM use Proton it is under DRB- HICOM. Now PDRM use Honda, it is still under DRB-HICOM.

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  • Muhammad Arshad Bin Mustapaha on Jun 06, 2020 at 12:47 am

    What..?? kaya betul.. tak rugi ke duit kita mengalir keluar dari malaysia… yelah honda kan kereta import.. time ekonomi semua negara dunia berhati2 dalam belanja utk elakkan nilai wang menyusut keluar.. kenapa tak beli kereta tempatan je.. sekdar pandangan generasi muda.. no offensed.. pikir logik akal.. bukan politik2 ye.. menyampah dgn birokrasi

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    • Kereta Civic tu buat di Melaka. Kurang kurang pun orang Msia yg assemble kete ni. Honda Msia yg beli peluang pekerjaan kat org Melaka. Preve dah stop production 21-12-2018. Apa kereta C segment boleh beli lagi ? Proton takde kereta C segment skrg. X70 CBU China , bukan org Msia yg terlibat dlm pembuatan kereta tu.

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      • Jeremy on Jun 07, 2020 at 4:38 pm

        Proton Persona. Tapi majoriti kat kampong tk pandang dh brand kete tempatan … Smua nk Up kete luar, baru Abang abang kembang.

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      • D K S on Jun 07, 2020 at 4:40 pm

        Why the requirement at least to be a C-Segment Sedan, blindly just follow the SOP like previous batch of Preve 1.6L Turbo CVT.
        The PDRM should just recontact P1, arrange a meeting, get consultation for a new fleet of special custom made Saga R & Persona R designed with Turbo engine either in Manual or Auto GB.

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  • PT S01E09 mco's epic throwback on Jun 06, 2020 at 1:52 am

    Ben : “Really a true testament of Honda’s brand recognition, i told you guys many times before! Honda > all”.
    Mario : “Habislah Honda Msia & their arrogant salesman with many issues on quality and aftersales svs. Even upcoming City turbo & other models doesn’t have AEB, LDW & BSM. Nobody will touch this brand. Salesman will start crying. So called as (Power of Nightmare Cars)”.
    Hafriz : “Hello guys, I know we’re all stuck at home, most of us going stir crazy. But that’s not a reason to post nonsensical comments like this”.
    Mario : “Appreciated ur response Hafriz!. I’ve owned City 1.5E since 2years ago. But it comes with too many problems, commonly the fuel pump & jerking sounds from the engine. So I bring my car to service workshop. But still got problems afterward. Looks like the technicians are at half past6 lvl, lying or didn’t repair at all”.
    Ben : 1/2past6 my foot? my family owns 2 hondas (civic FC & City) we don’t face any of those issues, in fact we’re happy with the cars and the stellar services rendered.Your words are pure fabrication & baseless.Unless you are an owner of Honda, show us your proof. don’t talk abt hearsay here”.
    Mario : “cursing #!*xx# Honda=Lingerie brand’ Wait and see bro, when you go to ur next service.When this bad incident happen, you will know how it feel”.
    Ben : “cursing #*x:#!*# you just ride an EX5 & that’s also sambung bayar”.
    Hafriz : “Oh God, please guys, Stop this senseless fight”.

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  • steering rack issue dah setel?

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  • stupidcar on Jun 06, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Not even the 1.5T? Aduh

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  • HereTheMoneyGoesAGAIN! on Jun 07, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Msia police is lucky enuf to get new car as always(btw, i seem nvr really see a police car patrolling near Taman area). While Singapore till now still using toyota corolla year 2008 without affecting the efficiency to the crime.

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  • potato on Jun 07, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    DRB Hicom always have it’s ways of offloading unpopular models to the public sector. the 1.8S is underpowered and fuel consuming. Plus side is it has lower maintenance cost, but surely not as low as the old Proton Perdana or a New Persona.

    also PDRM should standardize their vehicle liveries, so public won’t get shot by mistaken a PDRM vehicle as a ah beng ricer Ketam.

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  • Ben Yap on Jun 08, 2020 at 12:32 am

    with PDRM using the civic, it shows that the government has confidence in Honda cars to serve the nation. they would’ve research on the cars and honda’s are the best in comparison with other automakers.

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    • Ben Yap Parkson Promoter on Jun 08, 2020 at 8:01 pm

      Later, all PDRM will start to have lose confidence in using Honda cars due to quality issues. Everyone already said Honda are not the best anymore but only you said that. And everyone are also angry to see that they have made wrong decision to buy Honda for PDRM to serve their nation. Please be smart. Bet our words that, once Proton C Segment Cars comes here, then PDRM will gradually change to Proton/Perodua and that shows how respect to our nation. By the way, heard that thousand orders have cancelled buying honda so you will lose your job in few years time to become bras and panties promoter

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  • Ismail on Jun 08, 2020 at 7:13 am

    Please use those patrol car to make our road safer. Tangkap those who break the law. Don’t use it just to escort the VIP

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  • Hantu Raya on Jun 08, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Heavier with lower torque than Preve ( 151Ibs/205 Nm vs 128Ibs/174Nm).

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