According to a Facebook post by Honda Malaysia, the brand has revealed that the 2020 Honda Civic facelift will be launched in Malaysia this Wednesday.
If you’re looking for differences between the facelift and pre-facelift models, the most notable change will be up front – the Honda Civic now features a black “wing” grille, along with an updated bumper design.
At the back, the 2020 Honda Civic receives an updated bumper garnish, along with a new trunk spoiler, exclusive to the 1.5TC Premium variant. The 16-inch wheels on the entry-level 1.8S variant has been redesigned, while the 1.5TC Premium variant gets new 18-inch alloy wheels.
Under the hood, powertrain options are unchanged from before. The 1.8S is powered by a 1.8-litre four cylinder engine, producing 141 hp and 174 Nm, while the 1.5TC and 1.5TC-P variants are powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged four cylinder mill, pushing out 173 hp and 220 Nm of torque.
Both engines are paired to Honda’s Earth Dreams technology CVT gearbox. Performance figures are also unchanged, with the 1.8S variant taking 10.4 seconds to complete the century sprint; the 1.5TC variants does it in 8.2 seconds.
New to the Honda Civic is the Honda LaneWatch camera. The camera-based system is said to be an improvement over regular blind-spot monitoring systems, and is available from the 1.5TC variant and higher. All variants of the updated Honda Civic also now get front parking sensors as standard.
The highlight of the 2020 Honda Civic facelift is definitely the Honda Sensing advanced driver assistance suite, available on the 1.5TC-P variant.
The system includes features such as Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, Forward Collision Warning with Collision Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control with low-speed follow function, as well as Auto High Beam.
As of the time of writing, Honda Malaysia has not provided the pricing information of the 2020 Honda Civic. Do keep your eyes peeled for the the launch on Wednesday!
In other news, Honda Malaysia has recently updated pricing for the Honda Jazz, City, and CR-V, with increments ranging from 5% to 9%.