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by Tim Beissmann

Honda Australia has announced a number of driveaway pricing deals across select models in its passenger car line-up as part of its Annual Clearance event.

While stock lasts, the entry-level Honda Jazz GLi manual with flat paint is available from $15,990 driveaway – representing a cost of $1000 for on-roads over the car’s usual $14,990 list price.

The base model Honda Civic VTi sedan (also in manual and with flat paint) is priced from $21,490 driveaway, which, like the Jazz, represents $1000 in on-road costs over the standard car’s $20,490 recommended retail price.

The all-new British-built Civic hatch is also available from $21,490 driveaway for the base model VTi-S manual. With a normal list price of $19,250, the driveaway price includes $2240 of on-road charges.

The savings are better on the mid-sized Honda Accord Euro, which is available in standard manual specification from $29,990 driveaway, representing a significant reduction over the car’s usual $30,340 list price.

The larger Honda Accord Limited Edition sedan is also available from $34,190 driveaway. The Limited Edition package includes leather upholstery, heated front seats, eight-way adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, sunroof, automatic headlights and wipers, fog lights, rear parking sensors and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Honda Australia is hoping the driveaway pricing deals give it a showroom boost. Although the brand’s sales are up 8.9 per cent so far this year, Honda will miss its lofty 40,000-unit sales target for 2012 by a considerable margin.

The local division sold 2852 vehicles in Australia in October, with the Civic leading the way on 1246 units.




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