Honda Malaysia has delivered its very first Jazz Hybrid to its owner, Pn. Aneesa Binti Abdul Rashid at a handover ceremony at Honda's dealer in Bangi.
Thus far, Malaysia is the only country outside of Japan to introduce the new Intelligent Dual-Clutch Drive Hybrid system (i-DCD). Back home in Japan, Honda sold close to 865,000 vehicles with the i-DCD system as of June. Since Honda introduced its hybrid system in 1999, the company sold almost 1.42 million vehicles with its hybrid powertrain.
Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Katsuto Hayashi said, "“Honda Malaysia was the pioneer to introduce Hybrid technology in Malaysia in 2004. We were also the first manufacturer to produce Hybrid vehicles locally and the third country after Japan and USA to produce the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) Hybrid model in 2012. Since then, Honda Malaysia has sold over 26,800 units of Hybrid vehicles to cater to Hybrid lovers in Malaysia."
"Today, Honda is recapturing the market with the advanced technology of its new Hybrid system, the Sport Hybrid i-DCD which was introduced in line with the Company’s continuous effort towards the Next Generation Advanced Technology as well as Malaysian Government’s aspiration to promote Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV). Based on the acceptance towards this new system in Japan, we are confident that it will be very well accepted in Malaysia too. Today is significant and memorable to us because we have registered the very first Hybrid with i-DCD system in Malaysia. We want to take this opportunity to thank Malaysians for their continuous support towards Honda’s new technologies that we introduced," he added.
Since its introduction in early June, more than 1,300 units were sold within the first two weeks. The third-generation Honda Jazz was introduced back in 2014 and has sold more than 48,000 units, keeping its position as the segment leader.
Apart from being the first Malaysian to own the new Honda Jazz Hybrid, Pn Aneesa was also gifted a full Mugen body kit for the car plus tickets to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Sepang later this year.