Honda Malaysia Launches the All-New Jazz Hybrid

Capitalizing on the Honda Jazz’s popularity and the current public interest in Hybrid cars, Honda Malaysia unveiled the All-New Honda Jazz Hybrid, adding yet another model to its family of hybrid cars in Malaysia.

Pic_3 All-New Jazz Hybrid

The hatchback, which features Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system under its hood retained all the practicality and spaciousness of the Jazz.
In layman terms, it’s the same la, but different engine. 🙂
It’s powered by similar technology, engine ( 1.3-litre ) and motor as the Honda Insight.

All-New Jazz Hybrid-001

Price? It’s getting lower and lower and more competitive in the Hybrid market; for this sells for RM94,800 (otr w/ insurance).

The launch venue was a rather interesting choice, but aptly in line with the eco-friendliness direction of Honda’s hybrid vehicles.
Heavy downpour didn’t affect the class and comfort of the launch atmosphere, as guests were first directed to a properly allocated parking space, then ferried in Honda cars to the venue, which was an massive tent erected on top of the hill.

Air con ensured comfort, and plenty of food and drinks were served.
Due to the rain, personalised escort service to the washroom and back to the venue was provided, with your escort waiting for you while you do your business. Service at its best no? 😛

All-New Jazz Hybrid

Anyhow, back to the Jazz Hybrid. It comes in this bright GREEN colour, leaving you in no doubt of how “green”‘  the car is.

All-New Jazz Hybrid (Stylish Rear Design)

Too green for you? Other colours include Alabaster Silver, Milano Red, Crystal Black Pearl and Taffeta White.

Target market for the Jazz Hybrid is similar with the Insight as the car is optimised for city driving and would mainly appeal to the independent young professionals. And of course, for those who has an environmental or money conscience (whichever comes first).

One of the primary selling point of the 5-door Jazz Hybrid is the Ultra Seat ( a feature retained from in the previous non-hybrid Jazz models).

All-New Jazz Hybrid- Naturally Spacious

The IMA battery pack and Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) have been integrated under the boot floor area, keeping the normal boot (above floor) area of 300 litres and allowing the Ultra Seat to fold in the same manner as the non-hybrid versions.

All-New Jazz Hybrid- Interior (Rear Underseat Box)

This means that the seats still fold entirely flat to provide a surprising large boot space of 846 litres or the seat bases can be folded to sit vertically to accommodate tall items within the car.

All-New Jazz Hybrid- Naturally Flexible (Long Mode)

All-New Jazz Hybrid- Naturally Flexible ( Tall Mode)

All-New Jazz Hybrid- Naturally Flexible (Utility Mode)

Similar to the Insight and CR-Z, the 5-year / 140,000km warranty on its IMA battery applies.

Customers can test drive and place their booking for the All-New Jazz Hybrid at any authorised Honda dealers nationwide.  For more information, log on to

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And if you need to know how Honda hybrids works, it’s all HERE.

All-New Jazz Hybrid- Guidance Function

Other Honda vehicle experiences:

1. Sneak Preview: A day out in the Honda Freed

2. wackybecky in a Honda Freed!

3. VIDEO – Honda Freed Day Out in summary!

4. How Does the hybrid Honda Insight works

5. My experience with the Honda Insight – Test Drive trip to Melaka!

This Post Has 19 Comments

    1. rebeccasaw

      Haha.. yea.. someone mentioned on FB. Poor Jazz owners!

      1. Akulah Pak Lan

        Haha..poor them..but I prefer the old old jazz design( the first generation)

      2. rebeccasaw

        Eh, design same what…not much difference.. if any..

    1. rebeccasaw

      I know right! The Japanese /Honda hospitality!! 😀

    1. rebeccasaw

      It was! I didn’t expect it to be so cool either, considering that it’s FRIM Kepong!
      But hey, Honda events are alws impressive!

  1. Teng Hock

    Have always loved the car, the engine was only a 1.5litre so nv a performance vehicle, might cannibalize the sales of the non hybrids though.

    Scratched that, I meant very likely

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hahah you’re a Honda fan anyways right?
      Yes, The Jazz is a bestseller, and smart move of honda to put in a hybrid engine!

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yes! Amazing right?
      It didn’t look like it could!

  2. Simple Person

    Is d engine same as insight?
    Jazz is always a smart concept car….
    Looks small but huge in size…
    Btw is it cbu in th or jpn?

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yup engine similar to Insight and me thnks cbu in thailand.

  3. David Bates

    Hmm interesting… I expected it to be a least slightly cheaper. This is quite close to the Insight price, for a smaller vehicle.

      1. David Bates

        yeah, 95k may be a bit steep, but that’s comparing it to the Insight. But then again, people did buy the Jazz at 110k didn’t they? Poor sods… 😛

      2. rebeccasaw

        Heheh… well… ermm.. the price of depreciation?? 😛
        All cars like that lorr.. that’s why i never buy new cars!

  4. andymervingeorge

    Msians will have a little dilemma in choosing the right hybrid now. I guess, size does matter in this sense coz prices are similar between Insight and Jazz hybrids. Let’s see what the new Nissan Leaf will do to the market.. 🙂 Thanks for the review.

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