Honda Australia has boosted the safety credentials of the new CR-V SUV this week, adding availability of its Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) to the VTi-L model.
Launched in Australia with the new Accord sedan last month, ADAS adds Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking and Lane Keep Assist.
Available only with the top-shelf $42,290 VTi-L model, optioning the ADAS package boosts the price to $45,790 plus on-road costs.
All variants in the new CR-V range already carry a 5-Star ANCAP crash safety rating, following tests carried out in late 2012.
"The CR-V scored 14.91 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious leg injury for the driver and front passenger," the ANCAP test report reads.
"All other injury values were good. The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further 2 points in the pole test."
The CR-V line-up is otherwise unchanged, with the 114kW/190Nm 2.0 litre petrol models kicking off from $27,490 and the 140kW/222Nm 2.4 petrol models priced from $32,790.
The new CR-V remains a strong seller for Honda, with 1146 sales in May. The top models however remain Subaru's Forester (1305 in May), the Toyota RAV4 (1454), Mitsubishi's Outlander (1652) and, topping them all, the Mazda CX-5 (1773).
Pricing (excludes on-road costs)
- CR-V VTi 2.0 2WD - manual - $27,490
- CR-V VTi 2.0 2WD - automatic - $29,790
- CR-V VTi With Navigation 2.0 2WD - automatic - $31,790
- CR-V VTi 2.4 4WD - automatic - $32,790
- CR-V VTi-S 2.4 4WD - automatic - $36,290
- CR-V VTi-L 2.4 4WD - automatic - $42,290
- CR-V VTi-L 2.4 4WD w/ADAS - automatic - $45,790