2017 Honda Jazz Sport hybrid launched at RM87,500

By CARSIFU | 6 June 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: The 2017 facelifted Honda Jazz is also offered in a Sport hybrid variant priced at RM87,500 on the road with insurance and GST. Deliveries will start from end of July 2017.

The warranty for all Jazz variants is maintained at 5 years with unlimited mileage at 10,000km service intervals at all 91 authorised Honda dealers nationwide. The Jazz Sport hybrid gets an 8-year warranty for its lithium-ion battery on top of the standard warranty.

According to Honda Malaysia, the lithium-ion battery is designed to last the lifespan of the car which is defined as 200,000km. Replacement cost for the lithium-ion battery is RM5,500 after discounts from Honda Malaysia.

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2017 Honda Jazz arrives; priced RM74,800 to RM88,400

The Jazz hybrid has a 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle DOHC i-VTEC engine, paired to a seven-speed Dual-Clutch Drive (i-DCD) transmission. Fuel economy for the Jazz hybrid which has a electric power steering, is rated at four litres per 100km, and total hybrid system output is 137ps and 170Nm of torque.

The Jazz hybrid is billed as offering the performance of a typical 1.8-litre car, and features a lithium ion battery under the boot floor area.

Compared with the previous Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system, the lithium ion battery system has twice the system power output and 1.5 times its energy capacity while also being lighter and more compact in size.

A fully-electric compressor reduces engine load, and drives the air-conditioning even during electric drive mode.

Malaysia the only country outside of Japan to introduce the Honda Jazz hybrid with the i-DCD system.

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According to the Jazz's project leader Takahiro Noguchi, the Jazz hybrid was tested over two years on more than 7,000km in Malaysia, including on hilly, winding roads in Genting Highlands and heavy urban stop-and-go traffic conditions.

"Using Malaysian road conditions, we fine-tuned the i-DCD. Unlike conventional hybrid cars, the Jazz hybrid has a much more sporty feel," said Noguchi.

Honda Jazz (Sport hybrid)

- 1.5-litre DOHC i-VTEC engine
- 7-speed dual clutch tranmission
- No spare tyre (has temporary repair kit)
- Cruise control

NOTE: Jazz Sport hybrid shares similar features with Jazz E variant.
Honda Jazz (E variant)

- Halogen headlights
- 15-inch alloy wheels
- Halogen headlights
- LED daytime running lights
- Fabric seats (black)
- Touch panel auto air-conditioning
- Steering wheel audio control
- Fabric centre console storage with arm rest
- 7 cup holders
- 6.8-inch touchscreen audio with 1 HDMI port, 1 USB port
- Hands-free telephone steering switch control
- 4 airbags
- Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
- Hill Start Assist (HSA)
- Multi-angle reverse camera

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