The fight for the cheapest hybrid in Malaysia has begun! At first it was Honda Insight, then came the Toyota Prius C, now it’s the Jazz Hybrid selling at RM94.8k, almost RM2k cheaper than the Prius C.
To put it all into a nutshell, the Honda Jazz Hybrid uses the same 1.3litre IMA hybrid powerplant found in the Insight. However, Jazz Hybrid gets a slightly better fuel consumption figure compared to Insight at 21.3km/l VS. 21.7km/l. The 1.3litre i-VTEC petrol engine churns out 87hp and 121Nm of torque while the electric motor produces 10kW and 78Nm of torque.
Although the Jazz Hybrid gained a battery pack which is packed under the boot floor, Honda is happy to tell you that the boot space is not affected, but in return you get a tyre repair kit instead of a spare tyre.
Potential buyers will be happy to see that Honda gave the Jazz Hybrid a lot of goodies such as 6 airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), paddle shift, hill start assist, ECON driving mode and auto air-cond. However, the more expensive Jazz petrol version’s buyers might feel otherwise…
Written by Simon Har