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Honda has expanded the introduction of its new driver assistance package to include the Honda CR-V, adding new technology and safety to the mid-size SUV.

A $3500 option offered exclusively on the $42,290 flagship four-wheel drive Honda CR-V VTi-L, the new advanced driver assist system (ADAS) originally debuted locally in the all-new ninth-generation Honda Accord in May.

ADAS comprises three new technologies for the CR-V: collision mitigation; lane keep assist; and adaptive cruise control operated via steering wheel-mounted buttons.

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Collision mitigation visually and aurally alerts drivers to possible collisions and will automatically apply the brakes if a collision appears imminent, while lane keep assist ensures the vehicle remains in its lane via controlled corrective steering inputs.

Though the two-wheel drive VTi, VTi-N and four-wheel drive VTi and VTi-S variants all miss out on being offered the ADAS package, Honda has added two new colours to the CR-V’s exterior colour palette – Taffeta White and Modern Steel.

Honda Australia’s public relations manager Melissa Cross told CarAdvice, “These technologies are generally applied to our top of the range models as an option, to ensure the whole range provide value for money for our customers.”

The fourth-generation Honda CR-V is priced from $27,490.