Honda Australia has announced the return of a special Limited Edition (LE) variant to its HR-V line-up, with the small SUV bolstered by the inclusion of several style- and convenience-focused features.
Priced nationally from $28,990 drive-away, the LE is based on the entry-level VTi and offers $3600 worth of extra kit for a $1425 premium over its donor car.
As such, equipment levels now extend to 17-inch alloy wheels, side steps, roof rails, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and push-button start.
These complement the VTi's existing reversing camera, dual USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, six-speaker audio system, climate control, electric park brake, power windows, multi-info display and cruise control.
A 105kW/172Nm 1.8-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine continues to provide motivation, with drive sent to the front wheels via a CVT auto.
The Japanese carmaker added satellite navigation to all HR-V variants as part of a range-wide update.
Four no-cost exterior paint colours are on offer with the LE, including 'Morpho Blue' and 'White Orchid' pearlescent paints, as well as 'Lunar Silver' and 'Modern Steel' metallic finishes.
Similar to all other Honda models, the HR-V LE is covered by the manufacturer's three-year/100,000km warranty, as well as its six-year rust perforation and three-year paint warranties.
Last month, the Japanese carmaker added satellite navigation to all HR-V variants as part of a range-wide update, while prices were unchanged.
This new feature integrated into the carry-over 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system, which benefited from a revised audio interface thanks to the upgrade.
The HR-V finds itself in a booming, competitive segment.
Currently the brand's best-selling model, the HR-V finds itself in a booming, competitive segment, but is holding its own in fourth place with 4761 units sold to the end of May this year.
The Honda trails the Mazda CX-3 (7292), Mitsubishi ASX (6792) and Nissan Qashqai (4963), but outpaces the Holden Trax (2988), Suzuki Vitara (2647) and Subaru XV (2432).
According to Honda Australia director Stephen Collins, the HR-V LE outmatches its rivals by offering outstanding value, which will help sales tick along.
''We’re confident this new model will enable Honda to compete aggressively and maintain the HR-V’s sales momentum throughout 2017,'' he said.
It was only in August last year that the last LE version of the HR-V was launched, offering a near-identical value proposition and list of additions.
2017 Honda HR-V Limited Edition drive-away pricing
Honda HR-V Limited Edition – automatic – $28,990
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