2020 Honda Civic (FC) facelift - new vs old specs, what's new?

Jerrica · Feb 25, 2020 06:00 PM

2020 Honda Civic Facelift new vs old

After much anticipation, the 2020 Honda Civic facelift is now officially on sale. Honda Malaysia has already announced what’s new in the Civic, but what else is new?

2015 Honda Civic

2015 Honda Civic FC pre-facelift

On the outside, the facelifted Honda Civic gains a more angular front bumper complete with new fog lamp housing to pair with the new piano black front grille that gives the car a sportier look.

2020 Honda Civic Facelift front bumper comparison

The rather plain rear bumper of the pre-facelift Civic gets jacked up with a sliver of chrome trim running across the edge. 

2020 Honda Civic facelift bumper chrome strip

Honda has also installed a brand-new tailgate spoiler on the range-topping Civic 1.5 TC-P, polishing off the sporty looks.

2020 Honda Civic Rear wing

Honda has also introduced a bigger 18-inch wheel size wearing Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres for the range-topping Civic 1.5 TC-P. Previously, the largest wheel size was only 17-inch. 

2020 Honda Civic wheel comparison

Head inside and you will discover the interior remains largely the same. The few changes on the inside are the addition of physical buttons and a volume control knob on the infotainment, thus addressing the biggest complain with the pre-facelift's infotainment. The climate control also gains physical buttons for faster and simpler fan speed changes. 

Honda has also done away with the brushed chrome strip in favour for a modern looking bronze-like material, while the seats gain a chequered pattern strip for added style.

2020 Honda Civic infotainment unit

Other updates includes the 60:40 split folding rear seats for easier access to the boot. Honda has even added the useful lever function to easily fold the seats in the boot for more convenience. 

2020 Honda Civic facelift rear folding seats

The biggest update of the facelifted Civic FC is the addition of the full suite of Honda Sensing. So, like the Accord and CR-V, the Civic now gets:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Lane Keep Assist System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Auto High-Beam

Mechanically, the Honda Civic remains the same with 2 engines on offer; the 1.8-litre NA that produces 141 PS and 174 Nm and the 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that dispenses 173 PS and 220 Nm