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Honda HR-V and City LE models add value

By Jez Spinks, 04 Aug 2016 Car News

Honda HR-V and City LE models add value

New limited edition HR-V LE and City LE come stacked with more gear.

LE-badged versions of the Honda HR-V compact SUV and City light sedan have been added to the Japanese brand’s showrooms – signifying limited edition variants offering extra value. 

The Honda HR-V LE costs $1500 more than the $24,990 VTi on which it is based but adds equipment valued at $3200. 

The additional features include side steps, front foglights, rear sensors and 17-inch alloy wheels that replace the standard 16s. 

Honda Australia is also offering the HR-V LE with a driveaway price of $28,490, bringing further savings over the VTi. 

The $22,990 Honda City LE charges another $1600 over the VTi-L donor variant, though compensates with extra features valued at $4000. 

They include a Modulo Sports Pack bodykit comprising front and rear under-spoilers, side skirt and rear spoiler, sports grille, metallic paint, and rear sensors. 

Honda Australia will be hoping the LE gives the City a market boost, with sales down 38 per cent year to date. 

The HR-V is performing well without such special editions. While July sales were down 35 per cent on July 2015, the rival for the likes of the Mazda CX-3 is up 20 per cent year to date and battling the Nissan Qashqai for third place in the segment’s sales race. 

The HR-V is also Honda’s best-selling model currently in Australia.