Honda raises prices across its model range

Prices for almost all of Honda's UK models will rise over the coming months, with the entry-level Civic now starting at £16,470...

Honda raises prices across its model range

Honda is raising the prices of its current UK line-up by an average of 2.3%.

The rise, which has been put down to competitors raising their prices over the past year, affects the whole of Honda's UK line-up with the exception of the recently launched Civic Type R. Honda stresses that its prices have largely remained unchanged since January 2014.

Prices for the HR-V will rise by 4.4% on average from 1 December, with the entry-level 1.5 i-VTEC S starting at £18,495 - up from the £17,995 of today.

Other price rises will come into effect from January 2016; the Jazz supermini will rise by 2.3% on average, but the entry-level 1.3 i-VTES S model will remain the same, at £13,495.

The CR-V, which already had a price increase earlier this year, will rise by 1.9%, which means entry-level models will start at £22,770. That's up from £22,345 today.

Finally, prices for the Civic hatchback and Tourer will each rise by 2.3% on average. Entry-level 1.4 i-VTEC hatchback models now start at £16,470 - up from £15,975 today.

Managing director of Honda UK Philip Crossman said: "In the wider context we must ensure industry price competitiveness. To achieve this we have undertaken a comprehensive review of our product pricing over the past three years to understand where Honda sits in comparison to our main competitors, and have determined that we need to raise prices accordingly."