The entry-level model in the Honda HR-V 2019 model range is the VTi, which lists from just $24,990 plus on-road costs.

The entry-level VTi model is attractively priced, and scores some points on specifications, too.

Standard features include a 7.0-inch touchscreen with in-built satellite navigation system, plus Bluetooth phone and audio streaming and USB connectivity. Sadly, no model comes with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

The media screen doubles as a display for the reversing camera. There’s cruise control, single-zone climate control air conditioning, and the VTi has projector halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights. You don’t even get HID lights on the base spec, which is disappointing.

The safety features list has been improved for this facelifted model, with the addition of a low-speed auto emergency braking (AEB) system, known as 'City-Brake Active'. It will warn the driver and apply brake force at speeds from five-32km/h.

Powering all HR-V models is a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 105kW of power and 172Nm of torque. The engine is teamed to a CVT auto, and all HR-V models are front-wheel drive only.