2016 Honda CR-V Limited Edition on sale in Australia from $32,990

June 10, 2016

Another special edition Honda CR-V has been launched in Australia, this time based on the 2016 entry-level VTi model.

2016 Honda CR-V VTi Limited EditionThe limited edition follows the announcement of similar value-packed CR-V editions launched last year, based on the mid- and higher-spec variants.

As standard, the new edition is equipped with Honda’s latest LaneWatch camera technology, which shows views of the passenger-side blind-spot from a camera mounted under the side mirror.

The clever technology automatically activates when the left indicator is engaged, providing a view within the LCD screen on the dash. It’s quite a convenient safety-focused system, usually only fitted to higher-end models within the showroom.

There’s also auto headlights and wipers thrown in, 18-inch alloy wheels, side steps, fog lights, and a rear spoiler on the tailgate. Stephen Collins, Honda’s Australian director, said in a statement:

“As more newcomers join the mid-sized SUV segment, the CR-V has cemented its reputation as a very compelling SUV for Honda customers. For those customers looking for something extra, the Limited Edition has the key features expected by shoppers in the market for a proven SUV.”

Like the regular VTi, the limited edition is powered by a 2.4-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine producing 140kW and 222Nm. It offers a fuel consumption average of 7.7L/100km for the two-wheel drive and 8.7L/100km for the AWD. PerformanceDrive has previously tested 0-100km/h in the VTi-L AWD 2.4L in 10.3 seconds

The company is offering the package in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive form, with prices starting at $32,990 and $35,690, respectively. Although this is a $1700 price hike compared with the regular VTi, Honda says the package adds $5500 worth of additional features.

2016 Honda CR-V VTi Limited Edition-rear

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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