Honda Civic Type R joins the NSW Police Force
The Police Force in New South Whales, Australia has a new member in their fleet – the Honda Civic Type R (FK8) – as part of a 12 month sponsored partnership with Honda Australia.
The Civic Type R (FK8) donated by Honda Australia is wrapped in a special livery with white, blue and red graphics, enhancing its road presence. The car will be used by the NSW Police Force Eyewatch program at schools and community events throughout 2019, debuting at the annual Fairfield Police and Community Expo on Saturday 16th March 2019 at Emerson Reserve in Wetherill Park.
According to the press release, the japanese hot hatch will be used “to promote the Eyewatch social media initiative and engage with the public at a local community level”
The Eyewatch campaign that was launched in 2012 is a communication tool with the goal of connecting people with their local police and encouraging them to activelly participate in making their communities safer. As a result, every day almost 1 million Australians connect with over 70 Eyeatch pages from their Facebook.
“The eye-catching design of the vehicle will hopefully be a great conversation starter while on display and get more people, especially younger people, more comfortable with approaching their local police,” said Assistant Commissioner, Joe Cassar, Commander of the NSW Police Force Capability, Performance and Youth Command, adding: “The generosity of Honda Australia in providing this sponsored vehicle for 12 months also means it has the added benefit of being no cost to the tax payer”
“Honda Australia is delighted to partner with the NSW Police Force and take an active role in raising awareness of the Eyewatch program to help make our communities safer” … “At Honda we believe in the power of helping others, so this sponsored partnership with the NSW Police Force aligns seamlessly with work of The Honda Foundation and its goal of making a difference in the lives of people through giving back to the community that supports them.” said Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins.
As a reminder, the Honda Civic Type R (FK8) is fitted with a 2.0 liter VTEC TURBO engine producing 320 hp / 235 kw of power and 400Nm of torque while it is equipped with an Adaptive Damper System and a sophisticated aerodynamic package. The car accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5,7 seconds and its top speed is 272 km/h (169 mph).