Honda Malaysia has officially unveiled Honda CRV 2020, bringing it into line with the updated version of the CRV launched in 2019. These changes apply to the Malaysia mainstream versions.
The 2020 Honda CRV should be considered a must-drive if you are looking for a compact crossover, and particularly if you have a family in tow. The CRV nevertheless impresses by being impeccably well-rounded, if not necessarily characteristic, and not the ruggedest kind. Name a realistic feature, and it does so almost definitely, or better than its rivals. Space, fuel economy, efficiency, health, quality, and value are all prime reasons to consider this, although Honda’s sterling reputation for reliability can not be ignored.
Key Specs of Honda CRV 2020 Malaysia
|Price (RM)||Honda CR-V 2.0L 2WD -
Honda CR-V 1.5L TC 2WD -
Honda CR-V 1.5L TC 4WD -
Honda CR-V 1.5L TC-P 2WD -
|Engine||Honda CR-V 2.0L 2WD - 197 CC
Honda CR-V 1.5L TC 2WD - 1498 CC
Honda CR-V 1.5L TC 4WD - 1498 CC
Honda CR-V 1.5L TC-P 2WD - 1498 CC
|Power (PS)||Honda CR-V 2.0L 2WD -152 HP
Honda CR-V 1.5L TC 2WD -190 HP
Honda CR-V 1.5L TC 4WD - 190 HP
Honda CR-V 1.5L TC-P 2WD - 190 HP
|Torque (NM)||243 NM|
|Warranty||5-year, unlimited mileage|
For its higher-spec models, Honda dropped its 2,4-liter I petrol engine, replacing it with a 1,5-liter VTEC Turbo engine, which churns 193 PS and 243 Nm. A 2.0-liter SOHC powers the Honda CR-V entry-level I engine, transferred from the predecessor, pumping out 154 PS and 189 Nm.
All drivers are mated to the continuously variable transmission (CVT) of the organization, with the drive being sent either to the front or all four wheels, depending on the specification.
Moving to the interior design of Honda CRV in Malaysia, A new push start button and a redesigned center console bin are available for all CR-V models with a Qi wireless adapter for Touring Trims. Certain features offered include a TFT-LCD color instrument cluster, an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible seven-inch touchscreen audio system, remote engine start, dual-zone climate control, powered front seats, and rear USB charging ports.
Another update for Honda CRV 2020 Malaysia is the safety and driver-assistance system Honda Sensing series, now available on all CR-Vs. It includes the Forward Collision Warning (FCW) Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS). Additional devices such as headlights, Blind Spot Information (BSI), Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (CTM), and Auto High Beam are also accessible.
Behind the back seat is a large and flexible cargo area (39.2 cubic feet) with one of the lowest cargo floors in the category, the most easily loaded. Whether you’re going to be carrying a huge, bulky stroller or the dog wants to climb aboard, that’s good news. Folding down the rear seat using the two remote pulls in the cargo area shows a maximum space of 75.8 cubic feet.
The 2020 CR-V is one of the larger “compact SUVs,” as Honda usually does a better job than most of optimizing every bit of interior space possible. While the total length and width of its exterior are average for the market, its passenger and cargo capacity is better than almost any competitor. The 60/40-split reclining back seat offers the right space and convenience for even large adults. In contrast, a rear-facing car seat fits comfortably in the middle place — even with larger passengers coming upfront. Honda also has LATCH anchors available in all three seating locations. No matter the seating location or the size of the open sunroof, the headroom is ample.
Exterior styling changes here include a new front bumper with broader fog lamp openings, which is further accentuated by a wide-ranging chrome trim element that gives the CR-V a “mustache” of sorts. The grille was also made between the headlamps to look more pronounced and could have a black finish in place of the regular chrome.
Moving to the left, the dark-tinted taillights have new graphics, and the chrome garnish just below the window has also been darkened. The apron has been restyled further downward to look flatter than before and is supported by trapezoidal-shaped exhaust finishers.
Honda CRV Colors
Honda CRV 2020 comes in 5 colors in Malaysia. White Orchid Pearl, Traditional Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Obsidian Blue Pearl, and Dark Olive Metallic.
Overall, Honda CRV 2020 is more advanced and powerful than previous models. This is more convenient, there are less wind and road noise, and the low-end strength of the turbo engine contributes to smoother, less strained sound when driven around town. Such points do apply primarily in comparison to other rivals, and indeed, the CR-V is one of the best compact driving crossovers.
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