The all-new Honda Jazz has just been launched in Singapore, marking the subcompact hatchback’s entry to the ASEAN region. Units are sourced from Japan, plus, the market gets a hybrid variant.
Despite the recent debut of the City hatchback, the country still gets the Jazz given its popularity among buyers. Singapore-spec models can opt for three variants, namely, the Base, Home, and Luxe Hybrid.
All variants get funky yet modern looks. While both the entry-level and mid-tier variants look identical on the outside, the range-topping trim gets the addition of silver garnish trims, specifically on the grille, on each side mirror, and a single strip that runs through its doors. Apart from that, the Luxe Hybrid also gets a different set of alloys in comparison with the 16-inch rims installed on the Base and Home variants. The Honda Jazz also comes with an all-LED lighting system, which was applied on its projector headlights, daytime running lights, fog lights, and taillights.
Inside, leather upholstery across all trims is standard, one unique touch to the Luxe Hybrid is the matching leather steering wheel wrap. Aside from the 9-inch infotainment system that comes ready with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, other standard equipment include an automatic climate control, push-start button, a multifunction steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustments, and keyless entry with walk-away auto lock. As for the sound system, the Luxe benefits from an 8-speaker setup while the rest of the trims get 4-speakers instead.
Base and Home variants share the same 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine found on the Philippine-spec Honda City while mated to an Earth Dreams CVT. Respectively, it produces 119 hp and 145 Nm of torque. As for the Luxe trim, it features the brand’s dual-motor Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) that pairs a 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle mill with an electric motor, its overall output equates at 124 hp. As for transmission, the more advanced motor is mated to an Earth Dreams e-CVT.
Standard safety and security features include six airbags and stability control, while the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assist features are only exclusive on the Luxe Hybrid.
Now, the question is are we getting this or the City hatchback? We’re still not sure though, but who knows? We might get both hatchbacks if the odds are in favor. For now, let’s wait for some official statement from the brand.