Honda CR-V gets new midrange trim, higher base price for 2016

Honda CR-V gets new midrange trim, higher base price for 2016

Honda‘s CR-V has received a new midrange trim level and a higher base price for the 2016 model year.

The entry-level LX package now fetches $24,475 (including $880 freight) for the front-wheel-drive variant, representing a modest $150 increase over the 2015 model year.

The company has added a Special Edition ‘SE’ trim, positioned above the LX and commanding an $800 premium. Buyers receive larger 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels, tinted rear glass and a security system.

Despite the potential sales cannibalization from the new HR-V, the fourth-generation CR-V has continued to experience growing demand US market. Deliveries were up by 26 percent in September and 7.7 percent for the year overall. It already outsells the Civic and is on track to displace the Accord as Honda’s most popular model.

The company recently confirmed plans to make a larger next-generation CR-V, potentially with seating for seven and a more premium positioning to further differentiate the crossover from the smaller HR-V. It will likely borrow styling cues from the HR-V, with a modernized interior.

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