Honda Malaysia announced on yesterday that the newly improved version of the 2nd generation Jazz. We would phrase it as a facelift model of the current Honda Jazz. This 5-door hatchback is now upgraded with exciting new styling, latest safety and utility features. The attractive part and most importantly, the price maintain at RM 109,800.
According to Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Honda Malaysia, Jazz has been the choice of smart couples and individuals in this market, who seek the combination of a stylish and fun to drive image, without compromising on the comfort, space and performance of a compact car.
He said, Honda enthusiasts can expect the new Jazz to deliver even more value with new exciting styling, enhanced safety and practicality; and with all these enhancement and improvement, we are delighted to maintain Jazz price at RM 109,800 (on the road with insurance), so as to offer Honda customers the satisfaction of owning a new, value-for-money and yet premium 5-door hatchback Jazz.
The newly upgraded Jazz now added with Vehicle Stability Assistâ„¢ (VSA®), a safety system which improves active safety of front wheel drive cars by stabilizing the vehicle during cornering to prevent lateral skidding.
Exterior wise, the Jazz refreshed its front mesh grille, front and rear bumpers to that conform to the total aerodynamics of the car. Additionally, the headlight is now accentuated with silver and matte coloured lights and the entire lighting system is boosted with a set of all new frontal fog lamps and rear combination lamps.
Inside its cabin, the Jazz interior design is also refreshed with a new colour scheme. The seats and door panels are now fitted from the new combination of blue and black coloured materials. The speedometer and audio displays are now in amber illumination colour.
Moreover, the new Jazz had revised the locking knob for the inner door handle with a new orange coloured highlight, new opening sound indicator to the fuel lid, and an orange marker on the air conditioning control, all of which claims to improves recognition, operability and usability of these features.
Technical wise, the new Jazz facelift remained the identical 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine mated with 5-speed Automatic Transmission (5AT) that output 120 PS and comply with Euro-4 emission level.
New safety features in the new Jazz facelift including centre head rests in all three rear passenger seats for better shock absorption and head-neck protection in the case of cabin intrusion, as well as a full three point safety belt for the rear centre seat (instead of the conventional horizontal seat belt).
On Colour variants, the new Jazz comes with Brilliant Orange Metallic, Polished Metal Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl and Brilliant White Pearl. Last of all, you can now check out our photo gallery or visit your local Honda dealers to view and test-drive the new Jazz facelift.
Photo Gallery: 2012 Honda Jazz Malaysia (Facelift)