Honda Malaysia today announced the new Jazz Petrol has received over 1,300 bookings within two weeks of its official launch, exceeding the company’s sales target of 1,200 units per month.
The E variant received the highest number of bookings at almost 40% of total bookings while the V and S variants received 32% and 28% respectively.
The highest numbers of bookings were collected in Klang Valley region at 42% from the total number of bookings received.
Bookings from the Southern region consisted 21% of total bookings, Northern region at 18% of total bookings and both East Coast and East Malaysia recorded 13% and 6% of total bookings respectively.
Modern Steel Metallic is the colour in demand for the Jazz Petrol followed by Lunar Silver Metallic and the model has been attracting upgraders, young executives and second vehicle purchasers.
The new Jazz Hybrid which was launched together with the petrol version has also received positive feedback and enquiries.
The only hybrid model in the country priced below RM90,000, Malaysians were privileged to be the first country outside of Japan to receive the new Jazz Hybrid, which will be delivered to customers from end-July.
Honda Malaysia has said it will ensure production meets the delivery timeline for both petrol and hybrid versions with one month of waiting period without compromising on its quality.
Meanwhile, customers can visit Honda dealers in every state to experience and test drive Honda’s New Jazz Hybrid for themselves beginning the third week of July.
The new Jazz Hybrid is powered by a new 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine combining seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with Integrated High Power Motor, while the new Jazz Petrol is powered by a 1.5L i-VTEC engine coupled with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under the Honda Earth Dreams Technology.
The new Hybrid System’s Lithium-Ion battery produces 1.5 times its energy capacity, making it 50% more powerful while being more compact in size compared to its predecessor, the Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system.
The Jazz Hybrid is currently one the most popular Hybrid model in Japan having sold more than 660,000 units.