That’s for a base VTi which shares a 1.8-litre petrol four producing 105kW and 172Nm with the rest of that range. The basic car impressively offers a multi-view reversing camera, Honda’s Display Audio infotainment system, and climate control – more premium features designed to pitch the Honda squarely at Mazda’s imminently-launching CX-3.
Three HR-V models will be offered: the VTi base, a mid-range VTi-S, and the flagship VTi-L which will hit the mid-thirties on road. The VTi-L can also be had as a VTi-L ADAS, with more sophisticated safety equipment as standard.
Adding push-button start, LED headlights, autonomous emergency braking and blind spot assist, the $27,990 VTi-S looks to be the sweet spot of the range.
The flagship VTi-L model brings the notable additions of leather trim, a panoramic sunroof, and paddle shifters to the table from $32,990. For an extra $1,000, the ADAS model adds collision and lane departure warnings.
No manual will be offered, with all cars featuring a CVT automatic as standard fare.
Stephen Collins of Honda Australia says the HR-V ‘will be well placed to battle it out in this highly competitive segment.’ With more and more options arriving in the mini-SUV market, we’ll let you know if the Honda is the pick of the bunch.
All prices are RRP list prices, before on-road costs or options.
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