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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-07-2018, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Civic Type R gets a cost reduction in Malaysia

Honda Malaysia has recently announced that they will be absorbing the 6% GST on selected models, which includes the new CTR. I'm not entirely sure on the conversion of RM currency, but it looks like it will see a price reduction of RM18,072. This new price went into effect as of June 1st. It would be great if North American customers were offered some sort of tax reduction.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-07-2018, 10:10 AM
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Doubtful, even without tax reduction the Type R is selling well enough where the gov't won't implement it. Would be nice considering how high taxes are in North America, but they'd rather put money towards EV incentives than for a performance model.
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That's the last thing Honda needs to do, instead they should work on making the Type R an even better hatch. Including features like an adaptive suspension system would go a long way. Money is no problem, its what your getting (or the lack of it) that counts.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-08-2018, 08:20 AM
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I mean money is a bit of a problem when most models I'm seeing are $10k over MSRP. I'm sure Honda will continue to make improvements on the platform with each new generation, but that's likely going to inflate the base price as well. I personally would like to see them bring the R badge to other models in their lineup.
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Part of it will be based on how they want to expand on performance elsewhere. A new S2000 would be a great addition but so far the only other product they have is the NSX
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I don't think we'll see the return of the S2000, and instead Honda will look to a new two door sports coupe. I do have to admit that their sports EV concept is pretty impressive, and I'm interested to learn more about its specs/powertrain.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-12-2018, 08:24 AM
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Yeah I think there is going to be a lot of interest in the urban and sports EV's, due to their simplistic retro design and creative use of modern technology. I do think Honda should consider a less expensive variant of the NSX, as I think that model would be much more successful at a lower price point.
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Their full LED grille and taillights is a pretty futuristic design, and I like that they gone in the opposite direction with a more straightforward look. I don't know what Acura can do with the NSX to try and bump its sales. It does have a hybrid powertrain, so I don't know if it would be cost effective to reduce its price.
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the best thing they can do is work on a redesign for a mid-production-cycle refresh that comes soon. If not they'll have to be happy with stagnant sales.
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Well the NSX got pretty high praises across the board, I think its just a matter of how steep the competition is in its price bracket. Believe it or not but some of its main criticisms were around its electric assistance, as some publications felt that removed some of the fun that should be found in a 573hp car. It also doesn't seem like the hybrid system did much to improve fuel economy.
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