The 2018 Honda Jazz is a hatchback that is based on the City sedan. Competing in the popular B-segment, the Jazz faces some stiff competition from the likes of Kia Rio, Proton Iriz, Mitsubishi Mirage, and Malaysia’s best-selling model the Perodua Myvi.
This Japanese hatchback packs the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC four-pot engine carried forward from its predecessor. Power output stands at 120hp and 145Nm of torque. A continuously variable automatic transmission is employed to send the power to the front wheels. According to Honda Malaysia, the Jazz is able to achieve up to 17.81km per litre of fuel, on the New European Driving Cycle.
A minor facelift of the Jazz was launched in June 2017 introducing three petrol grades, and was quickly followed by a new Hybrid variant featuring a 1.5-litre engine i-VTEC engine (110 PS at 6,000 rpm, 134 Nm at 5,000 rpm) paired to a 22 kW/ 160 Nm electric motor, producing a total system output of 137 PS and 170 Nm.