Spied: New 2020 Honda CR-V facelift spotted in Thailand, Malaysia launch imminent?

Eric · Jul 13, 2020 10:13 AM

The 2020 Honda CR-V facelift has been spotted in Thailand ahead of its imminent debut.

This comes roughly a month after the model was caught in Vietnam, courtesy of Vietnam’s Registry Department.

Visually, we can expect the Thailand version of the updated CR-V to feature a number of updates, including:

  • Cosmic Blue body colour
  • New alloy wheels
  • Panoramic sun roof
  • Driver seat with memory function
  • Qi wireless charging pad
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Honda Sensing ADAS suite

Powertrain is expected to be carried over from the outgoing model, which includes a 2.4-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine (173 PS, 224 Nm) mated to a CVT-type automatic and a 1.6-litre turbodiesel (160 PS, 350 Nm) hooked up to a 9-speed automatic transmission.

According to Thai sources, Honda will be launching the new 2020 CR-V tomorrow (14-July) at the 2020 Bangkok International Motor Show.

What about Malaysia?

The updated Honda CR-V may not arrive before 2020 ends, making a 2021 debut more likely. Keep in mind that apart from the updated CR-V, Honda Malaysia also has the all-new City (and also the City Hatchback) in the pipeline as well.

UPDATE: Honda Thailand has just launched the updated Honda CR-V.