Australia – Honda CR-V Plus+ edition launched at INR 17.34 lakhs
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The Honda CR-V Plus+ limited edition with additional goodies has been launched in Australia. The Plus+ edition is available only in the entry level VTi trim and is offered in both 2WD and 4WD configurations.
The new features of the limited edition include automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers, front and rear parking sensors, foglights, 18-inch alloy wheels, metallic paint finish and ‘Plus+’ badges.
The powertrain lineup of the Australian CR-V is same as the India-spec model. The base 2.0-litre motor generates 152.8 bhp and 190 Nm of torque, and is available only in front wheel drive configuration. The more powerful 2.4-litre mill develops 187.7 bhp and 226 Nm of torque, sending power to all the wheels. The special edition is available only in the variants that are equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission.
Sales of the CR-V in Australia has dropped by 32.5% this year to 5,037 units. The soft roader is currently the fifth best selling car in its segment after the Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester and the Nissan X-Trail.
The Honda CR-V Plus+ edition is dearer than respective regular variants by AUD 1,000 (INR 56,000). The CR-V 2WD VTi Plus+ retails for AUD 30,790 (around INR 17.34 lakhs) while the top-end CR-V 4WD VTi will set you back by AUD 33,790 (around INR 19.03 lakhs).
Honda has also started testing the facelifted CR-V which would make its global debut sometime in 2015.
Honda CR-V Plus+ edition in Australia – Press Release
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