The invite for the launch of Honda Malaysia’s latest addition of Completely Knocked-Down vehicle – Honda Jazz CKD Petrol came just one day ahead of it’s event, held at Eastin Hotel on a fine Thursday morning. I couldn’t resist not going since it’s related to Honda Jazz (my dream car turned current car) and the fact that the email title mentioned something about “breaking news announcement”.
So what was the breaking news exactly? Honda Malaysia set a new benchmark by launching the new Honda Jazz CKD 1.5L Petrol which is fully assembled locally at a very affordable on the road (OTR) with insurance price tag of RM74,800.00. I still remember 10 years ago where Honda Jazz was priced at RM104k. It has always been my dream car but it’s one overpriced hatchback car. Honda Jazz to me is a luxury hatchback car as it only comes in 2-variant – 1.4 or 1.5 either IDSI or VTEC. Now, all Honda Jazz comes in just one variant – 1.5 i-VTEC.
This is the first car in Honda Malaysia’s history that is priced below RM75,000, especially if it’s a Honda Jazz. Based on a projected 90% loan payable over a 9-year period, the monthly repayment for a Honda is as low as RM755. Honda Malaysia anticipates that the CKD Jazz Petrol can attract a much broader customer base including fresh graduates and young executives. Bad news for me cause every car on the road will be a Jazz! LOL.
Actually the pricing is Honda Malaysia’s own initiative to support the industry in Malaysia. It does not have anything to do with the Government’s promise to lower car price. The New CKD Honda Jazz Petrol is the second model produced at the Malacca plant that is being introduced at a very attractive price after the All-New CR-V 2.4L last week.
Here is the feature of the New CKD Honda Jazz 1.5 Petrol.
The CKD Honda Jazz Petrol is furnished with a glossy front and rear bumper design. It retains its fundamental features; a 15” Alloy Wheel, 3-Tier Tail Lights and Silver and Matte Black Highlights, a Front Fog Lights for misty nights and the regaining stylish Black Mesh Grille, maintaining it’s advance and quality.
The CKD Honda Jazz Petrol retain the key features from the Jazz S such as the voluminous boot space, and the ever-transformable One-Motion Rear Ultra Seats that emphasize great practicality and space. Sculpting outward to within, the CKD Honda Jazz Petrol has keyless entry and extends its user-friendliness size by providing 10-cup holders within the entire car.
Safety features such as the G-Force Control Technology (G-CON) that helps to disperse any heavy crash impact. The CKD Honda Jazz Petrol also covers the basics with its Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), the Dual SRS Airbags, 3-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) safety belts, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electrical Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).
The CKD Honda Jazz Petrol provide owners the value of driving with its wellbalanced performance and fuel efficiency courtesy of its signature technology, the 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine to provide a more excellent drivability. The 5-speed automatic transmission coupled with the Shift Hold Control reduces unnecessary gear changes in cornering and it supplies immediate acceleration after turning.
If standard look is not what you are looking for, you can now have the option to enhance your car with the Jazz Modulo Aerokit that is inspired by Honda’s sporting heritage. Go sporty, go bold and stylish! 😀
As a part of Honda Malaysia’s initiative to provide the best ownership experience for the CKD Honda Jazz Petrol, customers will be able to enjoy Honda Malaysia’s warranty of 3-years or 100,000km from the date of registration. Not only that. Customers will also have the option of a 6-months warranty or 10,000km free service package as well. As an encouragement to customers to maintain their vehicles according to schedule, this offer will enable customers to enjoy the Honda service at a much more affordable cost.
Honda Jazz CKD 1.5 Petrol comes in 4 colors – Taffeta White, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Sparkling Brown Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl. The CKD Honda Jazz is now available in all Honda Malaysia showrooms for a very affordable on the road (OTR) with insurance price tag of RM74,800.