The Honda CR-V 2.0 2WD now comes with leather seats, as announced on Honda Malaysia’s Facebook page. The CR-V 2WD, which came on board with the fourth-gen facelift – launched exactly a year ago on this date – was the only local variant to come with fabric seats. The 2.0 4WD and 2.4 4WD had leather upholstery from the start.

No free lunch, but this additional side dish is good value at RM1,000 extra, which means that the CR-V 2WD’s new price is RM142,900 on-the-road including insurance. The entry-level variant was priced at RM138,070 post-GST in 2015 before rising along with the whole Honda Malaysia range to RM141,900 from January 1, 2016.

The Honda CR-V is powered by a 2.0 litre SOHC i-VTEC motor with 155 PS at 6,500 rpm and 190 Nm at 4,300 rpm. Power is channeled solely to the front wheels in the 2WD variant, via a five-speed automatic gearbox. Honda claims fuel consumption of 13 km/l for the 2.0 2WD and 12.25 km/l for the 2.0 4WD. More on the CR-V facelift here.

GALLERY: Honda CR-V 2.0 2WD