New Honda HR-V 2021 pricing and specs detailed: Kia Seltos, Hyundai Kona rival now more expensive

Honda Australia has increased the pricing of three of the recently updated HR-V small SUV’s four variants.

The entry-level VTi has held steady, at $25,490, while the mid-range VTi-S and RS, and flagship VTi-LX have increased by $500, to $29,640, $32,990 and $36,240 respectively.

Speaking to CarsGuide, a Honda Australia spokesperson confirmed no changes have been made to the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Kona rival’s standard specification.

“In recent months, the effect of exchange-rate fluctuations, impact of COVID-19 and competitor activity have all necessitated price changes across a number of model lines,” they said.

“Despite challenging conditions with the Australian dollar over the past few years, for the most part, Honda Australia has absorbed those influences and maintained very stable pricing right across the vehicle range.”

For reference, when the MY21 HR-V was released in April, the VTi and RS went up $500, while the VTi-S and VTi-LX jumped $1150.

Alongside Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, premium paintwork was added as standard specification as part of the update, having previously been a $575 option.

The front-wheel-drive HR-V range remains powered by a 105kW/172Nm 1.8-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, which is mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

2021 Honda HR-V pricing before on-road costs

Variant Transmission Cost
VTi automatic $25,490 (N/A)
VTi-S automatic $29,640 (+$500)
RS automatic $32,990 (+$500)
VTi-LX automatic $36,240 (+$500)

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August 5, 2020 9:01 am Published by