Officially on today, Honda Malaysia introduced the world popular and practical 5-door compact hatchback – Honda Jazz S variant. Make it clear, the ‘S’ stands for Standard and not ‘Sport’. Yet, it is good enough and the previous Jazz V variant has discontinued for Malaysian market. Therefore, only Jazz Hybrid and Jazz S variant are available.
The Jazz S is a Completely Build-Up (CBU) unit from Thailand. With the original concept of “Man Maximum, Machine Minimum”, the Jazz S continues the legacy of maximizing the space available for humans and minimizing the space occupied by mechanical components. This is aimed at creating an ideal compact car that combines spaciousness, utility, fuel efficiency, refinement, comfort and safety all into one attractive package.
Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno said, “We are pleased to offer the S variant of the Honda Jazz to Malaysians. The Jazz has always been well received in Malaysia and we are delighted to introduce another version of the stylish compact car to Malaysians. We believe the Jazz S will appeal to young professionals who are interested in a compact yet practical vehicle that caters to their fun driving and active lifestyle. It is also targeted at young urban families who demand a spacious interior for their daily lifestyle needs.”
On the outside, the Honda Jazz S comes with a 15” alloy wheel and a new dynamic front and rear bumper with 3-tier tail lights. The black mesh grille maintains the stylishness while the fog lights ensure better visibility during misty conditions. The Jazz S is also equipped with front and rear mudguards for additional protection.
The Jazz S is powered by the 1.5L i-VTEC engine and mated with 5-speed Auto Transmission. According to Honda Malaysia, the Drive-By-Wire (DBW) technology controls the engine with the 5-speed automatic transmission to give smoother shifting and reliable acceleration and linear driving performance at regular speed range.
The key features of the Jazz such as the Ultra Seat and a large boot space retained for great practicality and space. Similar to the new Civic Euro, the ever-dynamic Ultra Seats, which is now in blue-black, can be folded in one swift action. It can be transformed, flipped and adjusted easily to different modes for different purposes. Additionally, the unique central fuel tank layout, which is located underneath the rear seats, creates a larger legroom for both front and rear seat passengers.
In the safety aspect, the Jazz S retained all standard features. The G-force Control Technology (G-CON) which helps to disperse crash impact, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) that controls unexpected situation and stabilises the vehicle. Additionally, the Dual SRS Airbags, 3-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) safety belts, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electrical Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) are featured in the Jazz S.
The Jazz S is available in Brilliant White Pearl, Polished Metal Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl. It is now available in all Honda Malaysia showrooms. Last but not least, the new Honda Jazz S now comes with an affordable on-the-road price tag of RM 99,800.00.