After being spied a few times at the port and on the truck in striking fluorescent green color, the hybrid version of the Honda Jazz has finally been launched in Malaysia market. In today's event at FRIM, Honda Malaysia has also officially announced the price of the car, RM94,800. This puts the Jazz Hybrid not only as the cheapest Honda's hybrid in Malaysia, but it also undercuts the recently introduced Toyota Prius C, which tipped at RM97,000.
Honda Jazz Hybrid is powered by the LDA-MF6 IMA engine which is shared with the Honda Insight. The 1,339cc with IMA produced a combined 88PS@5800rpm and 121Nm of torque at 4500rpm. The claimed fuel consumption is 21.3 km/L in the European test cycle condition. The drive is channelled via the CVT gearbox with ratios that varies from 4.510 to 1.692.
Despite the added constraint in packaging the battery systems for the hybrid systems, the 3,900mm long Honda Jazz has lost none of its practicality. Boot space remains 300L and the Magic Seat folding mechanism is still there. The only change is the spare tyres, which its housing has been filled with the Intelligent Power Unit. More after the jump.
The hybrid version of the Honda Jazz features several additional equipment on top of the existing Jazz, namely the ECO Assist function, 6 airbags, Hill Start Assist, Multi-Info Display and Charge Assist Indicator. The car will be available in 5 colors, Fresh Lime Metallic, Alabaster Silver, Milano Red, Crystal Black Pearl and Tafetta While. As practised with the Honda Insight and CR-Z, the battery comes with extended warranty of 140,000km or 5 years.
Note: Interior photo from Paultan.org