Honda Malaysia has officially launched Honda Civic 2020, bringing it into line with the updated version of the sedan launched in 2019. These changes apply to the Malaysia mainstream versions.
Key Specs of Honda Civic 2020 Malaysia
Civic 1.8 S
Civic 1.5 TC
Civic 1.5 TC-P
|Engine|| 1.8-litre |
| 1.5-litre |
|Power (PS)||141 PS @ 6,500 rpm||173 PS @ 5,500 rpm||173 PS @ 5,500 rpm|
|Torque (NM)||174 Nm @ 4,300 rpm||220 Nm from 1,700 rpm to 5,500 rpm||220 Nm from 1,700 rpm to 5,500 rpm|
|Warranty||5-years/ 100,000 km free labour service.||5-years/ 100,000 km free labour service.||5-years/ 100,000 km free labour service.|
The Civic facelift has three models, a base 1.8 S, a mid-spec 1.5 TC and a range-topping 1.5 TC-P. No engine shift or output – the 1.8 S is powered by a stock 1.8-liter SOHC four-pot with 141 PS and 174 Nm, while the L15B7 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo four-cylinder engine features 173 PS and 220 Nm torque on both models of the turbo.
All five grades receive new wheel designs beyond this. With new 18-inch alloy wheels fitted with wider 235/40 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres, the RS hatch takes the lead. The VTi-LX gets the old RS pedals but ended in dark brown.
The front and rear bumpers of the Civic have both been redesigned, adding body-colored accents in the new lower panel parts as well as a new front grille style, while the RS model both receives a new rear diffuser style.
Inside there are changes to the instrument panel and seat trims, plus upgrades to the controls for the audio and ventilation systems. These include new graphical parts, an overdue volume knob, shortcut hard keys for home/audio/telephone / back menus, buttons to adjust the fan speed (not the domain of a touchscreen submenu anymore), and red stitching for the RS category.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) components included in the system.
Included with the facelift, updated equipment includes front parking sensors, automatic wipers and 60:40 split-folding rear seats (previously a fixed bench). The seven-inch Advanced Display Audio head unit also features a rotary on / off and volume control knob, as well as physical function buttons, to allow quicker, easier function access.
The Passion Red Pearl color choice is also new for the Civic, complementing existing Lunar Silver Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, and Crystal Black Pearl.
Finally, the new Civic comes with an extended 5-year mileage warranty plan and a free 5-year/100,000 km labor service.
In Conclusion, The Honda Civic 2020 may not be a sport sedan but it blends sport with practicality. Its fuel economy is great, its room is well-designed and most of its features are pretty basic. The only problems you can face come from a couple of finicky driver aids, which most potential buyers probably won’t be a deal-breaker.
Pros and Cons of buying a Honda Civic 2020
|A 1.5-L powerful turbocharged engine option||Collision alarm forwards is too touchy|
|Honda Civic 2020 has plenty of space indoors||Adaptive Cruise Control is slow|
|Stable Braking||The touchscreen can't be easily viewed|
|Eco-Friendly||Decent people wouldn't like the sloped roof|
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