New Honda Jazz open for booking

THE new Honda Jazz is now open for bookings at all 90 authorised Honda dealers nationwide. The Jazz is available both in petrol and Sport Hybrid variants. The former will be in the Malaysian market within the current second quarter, while the Sport Hybrid will be ready for delivery to customers from the third quarter onwards.

The new Jazz Hybrid will be equipped with the Sport Hybrid system, making Malaysia the only country outside of Japan to introduce Honda’s new intelligent Dual-Clutch Drive (i-DCD) Hybrid System. Under its bonnet is a new 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine combining seven-speed dual clutch transmission with integrated High Power Motor to promote superior acceleration with improved response resulting in sporty drive feel for the driver. The independent positioning and functionality of the motor and the engine in the new Jazz Hybrid allows the vehicle to develop Electric Vehicle (EV) mode driveability and elongate the sustenance of regenerative energy which further increases the vehicle's fuel efficiency.

The Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) of the New Jazz Hybrid is made of lithium ion battery which has a higher capacity for better performance. The battery is integrated under the boot floor area without compromising the seat versatility. Compared to its predecessor [the Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system], the IPU is power packed, giving double its system output and 1.5 times its energy capacity while being lighter and more compact in size. The capacity of the IPU to withhold power for a longer period of time allows prolonged utilisation of EV mode. The combined horsepower of both the system and engine for the new Jazz Hybrid is at 135hp which is equivalent to a 1.8-litre engine output. The handling and agility of the new Jazz Hybrid was further enhanced by fine-tuning done on the electric power steering to provide sportier handling and comfort during cruising.

The new Jazz (Petrol) which is being powered by 1.5L i-VTEC engine coupled with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology will feature new chrome front grille, new front and rear bumper design, dual tone colour alloy wheel and LED daytime running lights for enhanced stylish outlook. The smart entry and push start button will be the standard feature across all variants. Half-leather seats and reverse camera will also be available for customer comfort and convenience.

The new Jazz will carry the signature feature of Ultra Seats which has become popularly synonymous with the Jazz. The four modes of the Ultra Seats: Utility, Long, Tall and Refresh are well-known for their versatility and ability to convert to the different modes based on customer needs for prolonged convenience and space desire.

The extensive safety features being offered in the Jazz are also the reason for the model to remain class-leading. The new Jazz will come equipped with Brake Assist (BA), Antilock-Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) and Hill Start Assist (HSA). Additionally, it also comes with six Airbags and Isofix.

Call Honda’s toll-free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log on to Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd's website for more information.