For the second time since its release, Honda Australia’s MY21 HR-V small SUV has become more expensive.
As of April 1, the entry-level VTi variant became $910 dearer, priced from $26,900 plus on-road costs.
The next-up VTi-S and RS versions moved $810 higher, to $31,200 and $34,500 respectively, while the VTi-LX flagship jumped $710, to $36,950.
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A Honda Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide no changes were made to the MG ZS, Hyundai Kona, Mitsubishi ASX, Mazda CX-30, Nissan Qashqai and Kia Seltos rival’s standard specification.
The current HR-V’s price rises were therefore prompted by the usual external factors, including exchange-rate pressures.
For reference, the small SUV is motivated by a 105kW/172Nm 1.8-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, which pairs a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) with front-wheel drive.
As reported, the third-generation HR-V was revealed in February and will enter local showrooms within the next 12 months, so stayed.
2021 Honda HR-V pricing before on-road costs