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.