Setia Alam Malaysia became the stage today for the world premiere of the New Jazz Hybrid. The Sport Hybrid i-DCD made its debut appearance today at the Carlist.my MAA Drive, Test & Buy Event currently being held at the Setia City Convention Centre. The New Jazz Hybrid in Lunar Silver was unveiled by Yang Berbahagia Dato' Henry Sum Agong, Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism together with Mr. Katsuto Hayashi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Honda Malaysia. Both the Sport Hybrid i-DCD and the New Jazz Petrol are expected to hit the Malaysian market in Q2 2017 with the Sport Hybrid i-DCD variant ready for delivery to customers from Q3 2017 onwards.
Malaysia is the only country outside Japan to introduce Honda’s new intelligent Dual-Clutch Drive (i-DCD) Hybrid System which is equipped with a new 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine. The Sport Hybrid i-DCD combines a 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission with integrated High Power Motor to promote superior acceleration with improved response resulting in a sporty drive experience for the driver. Electric Vehicle (EV) mode drivability is also promoted by having independently functioning motor and engine which assists in sustaining regenerative energy and enhances fuel efficiency.
The Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) for the Sport Hybrid i-DCD system will be able to generate 1.5 times its energy capacity and double the system output. The horsepower of the New Jazz Hybrid stands at 137PS which is equivalent to the output of a 1.8L engine. The maximized power output by the Sport Hybrid i-DCD system enables it to exude the sporty driving experience.
The popular Ultra Seats which has become synonymous with the Jazz will be offered in the New Jazz as well. The 4 modes of the Ultra Seats which are Utility, Long, Tall and Refresh are well-known for its versatility and ability to convert to the different modes based on customer needs for enhanced spaciousness.
Visitors to the Honda booth can place their bookings for the New Jazz Petrol as well as Sport Hybrid i-DCD and all other Honda models with discounts up to RM12,000. Interesting activities for the entire family such as test drive sessions for all Honda models, lucky draw sessions and a special Facebook contest will also be conducted at the Honda booth. Visitors can also discover more about Honda’s advanced technologies such as the Hybrid system and Turbo technology via an interactive and fun presentation.
Head on over to the Honda booth at Setia City Convention Centre today and tomorrow at Hall 1 & 2 to catch a glimpse of the New Jazz! Alternatively, the New Jazz Petrol will also be on display at the upcoming Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 Race Entry Pack Collection between 18th – 20th May at KL Convention Centre and on the Race Day on 21st May 2017 at Dataran Merdeka. The New Jazz Petrol is also scheduled to go on a road tour around Malaysia after that.
Customers can also visit any 90 authorized Honda dealers nationwide or call Honda’s Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log on to www.honda.com.my for more information.