Video: 2020 Honda Civic 1.5 Turbo Facelift, Better Value Than the Mazda 3 & Toyota Corolla Altis?

Adrian Chia/Mar 10, 2020 05:29 PM

(2020 Honda Civic Price & Specs | Gallery)

Fans can now buy the updated 2020 Honda Civic FC facelift following its official launch in late February 2020.

The refreshed Civic goes up against the likes of the all-new Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla Altis. With the discontinuation of the Volkswagen Jetta, the Honda is now the only turbocharged C-segment sedan in Malaysia.

2020 Honda Civic Facelift Malaysia

As before, there are 3 variants of the most popular C-segment sedan available – 1.8 S, 1.5 TC and 1.5 TC-P priced between RM 113,600 to RM 139,600. Unfortunately, prices have gone up by some RM 5,000 to RM 10,000. Although it’s still the most affordable Japanese C-segment on sale.

Changes on the new Civic FC facelift are minor but helps to keep the sedan competitive:

  • New front bumpers with restyled fog lamp housings
  • Chrome rear bumper trim
  • New 16- & 18-inch wheel design
  • 60:40 split-folding rear seats
  • Automatic rain-sensing wipers
  • Passion Red Pearl (replaces Dark Ruby Red Pearl)
  • Honda LaneWatch camera (1.5 TC & TC-P)
  • Gloss black grille (1.5 TC-P)
  • Rear spoiler (1.5 TC-P)
  • New physical climate & infotainment controls (1.5 TC-P)
  • Honda Sensing ADAS (1.5 TC-P)

2020 Honda Civic Facelift 1.5 TC-P

Powertrain options remain the same as before a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated 4-cylinder i-VTEC and a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder V-TEC turbo petrol engines both mated to a CVT automatic. The former makes 141 PS/174 Nm while the latter makes 173 PS/220 Nm.

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