The Honda CR-V facelift is now here in Malaysia, with a new price tag of RM149,980, a premium of slightly over RM2k when you compared it to the outgoing pre-facelift model. However in return for the RM2k the equipment list has had some very important safety additions in my opinion. Here’s what’s new:

  • VSA stability control has been added to the vehicle.
  • There are now a total of 4 airbags, up from the previous 2. The additional 2 are the two Occupant Position Detection System side airbags.
  • New engine hood, fog lamps, upper and lower front bumper, front grille and 17 inch alloy wheel design.
  • Four reverse sensors instead of two previously.
  • A new in-car entertainment unit featuring USB input – which is found neatly tucked in the upper glove box.
  • New fabric design for the seats.
  • New seat-mounted fold-down arm rest which is wider.
  • LCD screen in the middle of the meter cluster now has blue backlighting.
  • Sound insulators enlarged and new seals added in dashboard, hood, inner fender, fender enclosure, rear door lining, rear side lining, cargo lid and wing mirror garnish.
  • Revised suspension geometry – front caster trail from 20mm to 15mm, rear double wishbone damper settings revised and rear compliance bush shape improved.

Five colours are available – Alabaster Silver, Polish Metal, Crystal Black, Taffeta White and a new colour called Urban Titanium.

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