Honda Jazz +Sport & CR-V +Sport special editions announced

July 3, 2018

Honda Australia has launched limited edition versions of the CR-V and Jazz to spice up the range, called the +Sport. These provide added value over their respective mainstay counterparts.

The Honda Jazz +Sport is based on the VTi-S and comes with an additional $1600 worth of goodies, despite calling for an extra $600 over the regular price. Unique highlights include 16-inch black alloy wheels, a black rear number plate trim, rear parking sensors, and special badges.

Like the regular VTi-S, the Jazz +Sport is powered by a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine producing 88kW and 145Nm. It comes connected to a CVT automatic transmission, with an average fuel consumption of just 5.9L/100km. The added features build on the already-standard rear-view camera, multimedia touch-screen, and sat-nav.

For the CR-V +Sport, Honda has used the base CR-V VTI as the foundation. The new CR-V comes comprehensively equipped as it is, but the +Sport adds 18-inch alloy wheels, the company’s clever LaneWatch system, rear tinted windows, a black sports grille, and front and rear parking sensors.

As with all CR-V models in Australia, power comes from a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder producing 140kW and 240Nm. This is sent through a CVT automatic, and in the case of the VTI, into a front-wheel drive system. Honda does offer all-wheel drive on other variants.

Going for the CR-V +Sport adds $4100 worth of features, Honda says, with a jump up of $1900 from the regular retail price of the VTi. The latest CR-V comes impressively packaged as it is, with loads of storage options around the cabin, plenty of power outlets, and a touch-screen media interface for the dash. The screen is compatible with phones via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Both special editions are on sale as of today for a limited time. Prices start at $20,590 for the Jazz +Sport, and from $32,490 for the CR-V +Sport. Honda is offering a $35,490 drive-away price deal for the CR-V +Sport as well.

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.