SEREMBAN: Honda Malaysia has celebrated another milestone by delivering the 100,000th unit of the Jazz at an official handover ceremony held at Ban Lee Heng Motor Sdn Bhd.
The 100,000th Jazz buyer in Malaysia, known only as Kelvin, said, "I was looking for a compact car for my daily commute. The Jazz impressed me and my wife with its spaciousness and drivability."
Kelvin received a “Protection Package” from Honda Malaysia, consisting of Ultra Body Coating, Ultra Window Coating, and Wheel Lock Nut which was tested and approved by Honda Access in Japan, an authorised genuine brand for Honda Accessories.
This “Protection Package” will be available at all Honda Malaysia dealerships starting July 1.
Kelvin also received a free Mugen accessory package from Honda Malaysia.
“We celebrated the 130,000th customer for Civic last month and with the Jazz today, we have recorded another important milestone. We want to thank all 100,000 Jazz customers for their unwavering support in making this milestone possible. The trust and belief in our brand has allowed us to serve all our customers better and made it possible for us to maintain our leadership position as No.1 in Non-National Segment and No.2 in overall Total Industry Volume (TIV) as of May 2019,” said Honda Malaysia managing director and CEO Toichi Ishiyama.
The 2nd Generation Jazz which was first introduced in 2003 in Malaysia as Completely Built-Up (CBU) unit sold close to 18,000 units, setting a benchmark in the compact hatchback segment.
Honda Malaysia rolled out the first Completely Knock-Down (CKD) Jazz Hybrid and Jazz Petrol in year 2012 and 2013 respectively, and recorded total sales of over 80,000 CKD units and became the most sought after model in its segment.
The current 3rd Generation Jazz alone made waves in 2014 and achieved total sales of over 75,000 units as of May 2019.
The Jazz has led the compact hatchback in Non-National segment with a 62% market share as of May 2019.
The Jazz Petrol is powered by a 1.5L i-VTEC engine coupled with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) that was developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology, offering owners an excellent drivability with fuel efficiency and optimal performance.
The Jazz Hybrid is equipped with a new 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine combining 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with Integrated High Power Motor to promote excellent acceleration.
Malaysia is the only country outside Japan to offer the Jazz Hybrid with Sport Hybrid i-DCD system.
With its design concept of “Man Maximum, Machine Minimum”, the Jazz delivers a compact and highly efficient package by maximising the space for ultimate comfort of its occupants.
The Jazz’s iconic ULTRA seats are a unique feature whereby customers can maximise the space through four different modes - Utility, Long, Tall and Refresh.
Underscoring the practical features are its 5-Star ASEAN NCAP safety features.
Safety features such as Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) and Hill Start Assist (HSA) are standard on the Jazz E, V and Hybrid variants.