The Honda HR-V is being offered with free scheduled servicing for three years (30,000km) for the month of October, worth $1165.

Offered on all new and demonstrator HR-V models - though the latter is restricted to a kilometre reading of up to 2000km - the promotion covers the first three services, which are scheduled every 10,000 kilometres or 12 months, whichever comes first.

It also covers the cost of additional 'adaptive' (consumable) service items that are normally an extra cost over the standard service price. These include pollen filters ($44), brake fluid ($54) and transmission fluid ($187).

Worth $1165 in extra value per vehicle, the offer is also transferrable if an owner sells their HR-V within the prescribed period. However, the free servicing can only be completed at a Honda dealer.

This offer comes after the Japanese manufacturer introduced a five-year, unlimited kilometre factory warranty, and the HR-V also received a mild equipment update earlier this year which saw the introduction of a 7.0-inch satellite navigation system included as standard fit across the range.

The sales race

As of the end of August, the HR-V has sold 8230 units year-to-date (September figures due this week), representing a slight 2.9 per cent decline compared to the same time last year.

Honda still manages to shift around 800 vehicles a month, though this is well behind class sales leaders like the Mitsubishi ASX (1676 units in August, 12,259 YTD) and the Mazda CX-3 (1245 units in August, 11,931 YTD).

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