Honda Australia has announced the arrival of the CR-V Limited Edition in local showrooms, which boasts $5500 worth of additional equipment for just $1700 more than the base Honda CR-V VTi model it’s based upon.
Available in either 2WD or AWD form and with an automatic transmission as standard, the CR-V Limited Edition features extras like 18-inch alloys, side steps, a roof spoiler, front and rear parking sensors, front foglamps, rain-sensing wipers, dusk-sensing headlamps and Honda’s LaneWatch blind spot camera system.
That’s in addition to the keyless entry, cruise control, LED daytime running lamps, seven-inch infotainment display and rear view camera that’s already standard on VTi models.
“As more newcomers join the mid-size SUV segment, the CR-V has cemented its reputation as a very compelling SUV for Honda customers,” said Honda Australia Director Stephen Collins. “For those customers looking for something extra, the Limited Edition has the key features expected by shoppers in the market for a proven SUV.”
The arrival of the CR-V Limited Edition should help Honda regain some sales momentum in the hotly-contested medium SUV segment. Year-to-date sales this time last year saw 3235 CR-Vs find new homes, while current figures show that almost 200 fewer CR-Vs have been sold so far in 2016.
Some of that loss has come from increasingly competitive rivals, with the Hyundai Tucson claiming significant market share (over 8000 sales since January) and even the Mitsubishi Outlander and Kia Sportage overtaking the CR-V in sales.
The CR-V Limited Edition is priced at $32,990 for the 2WD model, and $35,690 for the AWD. Metallic paint is the only option, attracting a $575 surcharge.