Honda Malaysia launched the 3rd Generation Jazz on 16 July at KLCC in downtown Kuala Lumpur with three (3) new CKD variants which are priced very competitively.
The Jazz was first introduced in 2001, and both the first and second generations caught on quickly, racking up global sales of 5.2 million units becoming the top selling model among all Honda’s line-up. Back home in Malaysia, the Jazz has been available to consumers since 2002 and has sold 30,573 units to-date.
Seeing the success of the Jazz, Honda Malaysia made the decision to locally assemble the Jazz Hybrid and Jazz Petrol making it more affordable for Malaysians and this paid off as Honda has sold almost 13,000 units in less than 2 years.
The 3rd generation Jazz was developed to be a global model, with the goal of being the “World’s Best Functional Compact”, and with that in mind the Honda R&D team redesigned the Jazz to be Surprisingly Versatile and Spacious; Innovative in Technology and Connectivity Features; and Class-leading in Design and Performance.
Under the hood is an improved 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC engine which works with the newly designed CVT which was developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology. Honda’s new global subcompact platform with a lightweight yet rigid structure emphasizes fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance.
Safety wise, the All-New Jazz is equipped with more safety features including 6 Airbags (V variant; including Dual Front SRS Airbags, Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags), Emergency Stop Signal (E & V variant), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) (E & V variant), G-CON body and ISO Fix. The All-New Jazz went through the ASEAN NCAP Crash Test before the launch and Honda is confident that it will achieve a 5-Star safety rating.
The All-New Jazz’s highly functional and versatile interior, which is inspired by Honda’s “Man Maximum, Machine Minimum” philosophy, features a central fuel tank, while the cabin space is bigger, weight is lessened, wheelbase is lengthened. The Jazz also comes equipped with the Versatile Magic Seats with four configuration modes and you can watch the video at the end of this post to see the multiple configurations that are possible. Resulting from the new design, the All-New Jazz has a larger cabin space with a substantial increase in passenger space, shoulder and rear leg rooms, as well as cargo space.
The All-New Jazz is equipped with advanced innovations and connectivity features, and is the first car in its segment to be equipped with an Advanced 7 inch Display Touch Audio with MirrorLink function (V variant).
It also includes a Multi Information Combination Meter, Touch Panel Automatic Air Conditioning (V Variant) and Smart Entry with Push Start Button (E & V variant). The multi-function steering wheel features the advanced Hands Free Telephone Control (V variant) and Voice Recognition Control (V variant), so you can keep both hands firmly planted on the steering wheel at all times.
If you’d like your Jazz to look sportier and stand out from the rest you can opt to add on either the Modulo or Mugen package for an additional cost of course.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno said, “The All-New Jazz is set to capture the hearts of customers who demand for a car that is fun yet versatile and functional to meet the needs of their multi-faceted lifestyles. The All-New Jazz comes in an appealing package that is ideal for many Malaysians, from college students and young executives to married couples and families. The All-New Jazz is perfectly suited for any life scenario: work, leisure, sports, shopping and travelling. This Jazz is truly Honda’s most stunning Jazz to date. The All-New Jazz will provide the best overall value package in its segment with the 3 variants (S, E and V) that we are introducing. This broad range is in line with our commitment to provide affordable products with excellent value for money for everyone. This would be a great opportunity for all Malaysians to own a Honda!”
Here are more photos of the Jazz courtesy of Honda Malaysia. Click on the individual photos to open a larger version.
The Honda Jazz is available in five (5) colours – New Tinted Silver (new colour to coincide with the All New Jazz), Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic, Taffeta White, Crystal Black Pearl and Modern Steel Metallic.
The new Honda Jazz is priced from RM72,800.00 and comes with a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage while the service interval is 10,000 km
More info at http://www.honda.com.my
Honda’s Toll Free number: 1-800-88-2020