The Japanese based automaker Honda is planning to introduce the Jazz Hybrid in Malaysia in the first quarter of this year.
While the Honda rivals are looking into large markets like China, Europe or the United States, the car manufacturer is planning to attract more Malaysian customers to the brand with its Jazz Hybrid model, which will be launched sometimes this year. According to the carmaker, the Honda Jazz and the Honda Jazz Hybrid can be distinguished by a few cosmetic tweaks, like the revised headlamps on the “green” model which come with a blue tint, the new front grille, the modified front and rear bumpers, the Lime Green signature on the exterior and that’s about it.
The Honda Jazz Hybrid is currently being powered by a 1.3 liter SOHC i-VTED engine, which is developing a total output of 88 PS and it has a peak torque of 121 Nm. The unit is helped by IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) which is coming in its new generation, to put down 14 PS and 78 Nm of torque. A 0.6 kWh Ni-MH battery pack is also fitted onto the model. There’s no official word on the Malaysian Honda Jazz Hybrid yet, but the vehicle is expected to be priced under RM100.000.