Bookings are currently open for the facelifted Jazz in Malaysia.
Honda Malaysia has revealed the 2017 Honda Jazz's posterior on its website and has announced that bookings are open for the facelifted model. Confirmed is the introduction of the Honda Jazz Hybrid i-DCD in Malaysia for the first time since it was showcased at MIECC 2016 last year.
As the poster reveals, the new Jazz's rear end looks broadly similar to the current model, featuring the familiar vertical taillamps, chrome garnish and spoiler. What’s new is the bumper design that looks sleeker and has a body coloured garnish. Although not revealed, the new Jazz gets a redesigned front bumper and LED DRLs integrated into the headlamps.
Inside, the facelifted Jazz comes with half-leather seat upholstery and a multi-angle reversing camera as new additions. Other features carried over from the outgoing version include six airbags, ABS, Vehicle Stability Assist, Hill Start Assist, Emergency Start Stop signal, 16-inch alloy wheels, touchscreen multimedia infotainment system, a touch panel for automatic climate control, keyless entry and start, and multi-function steering wheel.
The current Jazz is powered by the same 1.5L i-VTEC petrol motor that produces 120 PS (118.3 bhp) and 145 Nm of torque. It is paired with an Earthdreams CVT as standard across the range, and the claimed fuel mileage stands at 17.81 km/l.
The Jazz Hybrid variant, unveiled at MIECC, combines a slightly detuned version of the 1.5L motor, which produces 81 kW (110 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 134 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm with the i-DCD electric motor generating 22 kW (29.5 PS) at 1,313-2,000 rpm and 160 Nm of torque at 0-1,313 rpm. It comes paired with a 7-speed automated dual-clutch transmission.