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VIETNAM
01 Aug 2017
Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd.
Honda Vietnam Introduces Brand-new Honda Jazz
Hanoi - Honda Vietnam (HVN) today introduced the brand-new Honda Jazz - the third generation of Honda’s versatile 5-door subcompact hatchback at the Vietnam Motor Show 2017. Honda Jazz is the representative of Honda’s new era with Honda’s sporty and stylish design and advanced “Earth Dreams Technology”. The model will be imported from Thailand and is scheduled to be on sale in 2018.
The brand-new Jazz will be officially delivered in Vietnam:
  • From 1Q 2018 through Honda Automobile Dealers nationwide
  • Available in 3 grades: Jazz V, Jazz VX and Jazz RS
  • Available in 6 colors: Lunar Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Taffeta White, Rally Red and Phoenix Orange Pearl
  • A warranty policy of 3 years or 100,000 km (whichever comes first) is applied to customers together with optional warranty extension package
 
MODEL OVERVIEW
The Honda Jazz has been introduced in 2001 in major markets globally such as Japan, the U.S.A, Europe, Thailand and China with worldwide sales of over 6 million units as of May 2017 and is well-acclaimed by customers around the world. The model has already received several important awards from leading institutions, such as Car of the Year 2016 for Best Hatchback under 1,500 cc from Grand Prix International Public Company Limited (Thailand - 2016), Women’s World Car of the Year 2016 for Budget Car from Women World Car of the Year (New Zealand – 2016) or Autocar Reader’s Choice Awards 2016 from Autocar (Indonesia – 2016), etc.  These awards earned by Jazz not only speaks for its practicality, fuel efficiency and affordability, but also its full features, high-quality interior and the joy of driving.
 
Development Background:
At the beginning of the Jazz’s development, Honda’s goal was for the vehicle to become a “Super Cub in the world of automobiles.” The Super Cub is very popular motorcycle model and the biggest hit among all Honda products, and the development team wanted to create such a product again in the area of automobiles.
Honda wanted to further advance this vehicle while maintaining universal value as an easy-to-handle, customer-friendly car that was achieved by Honda’s original center.
 
Development Concept:
The Honda Jazz is built around the 3 main concept to be the World’s Best Functional Compact:
§  Outstanding space that makes Jazz a highly functional hatchback.
§  Class-leading fuel economy and fun-to-drive performance
§  Sporty and modern design that makes Jazz more unique in various lifestyles
EXTERIOR
The exterior design concept of New Honda Jazz was designed under the concept “Low Wide Gravity”. This design is dynamically advanced while inheriting the characteristics unique to Jazz. It combines a sporty and dynamic cabin with a substantial lower body, emphasizing width and stability.
§  Dynamic and Sporty New Style: The all-new Jazz has a dynamic and sporty new style to showcase its enhanced handling and power. The design creates more distinctive look by refining innovativeness and sportiness. The aerodynamic and purposeful design of the entire car is integrated with powerful lines flowing from front to rear, over the hood and roofline, and around the sides. Otherwise, it is also prepared the tailgate spoiler that create sportier feeling for the car.
§  Lighting: The front light arrays include LED for all headlights, daytime running lights (DRL), high-mount lamp and turn signals with clear lenses and amber bulbs. The rear light arrays include taillights, LED brake lights and reverse lights. The Jazz includes fog lights in the side fascia pods and also has turn indicators integrated into the side mirrors.
§  Dimension: 4.034 x 1.694 x 1.524m which helps customer easily move in the city and feel more comfortable to enter the car with the ideal height.
§  16” Alloy wheels: The dynamically styled Jazz rides on 16-inch wheels with full covers in a cross motif, geometric style that complements the body design. Moreover, the fresh and sporty 16-inch alloy wheels with a high-contrast multi-spoke design provide an even higher level of visual sophistication.
INTERIOR
Under the interior design concept of the “Sophisticated Futuristic Cockpit,” Honda sought to deliver a very high quality feeling and a cockpit that supports the fun of driving without compromising spaciousness.
Layout/Packaging
Contributing to the Jazz’s remarkable interior bigness are clever packaging, thoughtful storage features, and the multi-position 2nd-row Magic Seats® that provide several interior configurations for the ultimate in functionality.
Occupant Area
Even when first entering the new Jazz, the driver and passengers experience the feel of space with wide opening doors and a low front seat height. The sensation of airy spaciousness is further enhanced by a large glass area.
Spacious Cargo Area: Opening the Jazz’s rear hatch provides access to a remarkably spacious and accommodating cargo area. With a low lift over height, four dedicated seat modes and dozens of configurations, the Jazz is the epitome of functionality and utility.
Flexible Seating and Storage with 2nd-Row Magic Seat®
The trick of the Jazz’s exceptional utility is its split 2nd-row Magic Seat, it can be configured in multiple ways quickly and easily to adapt instantly to a wide variety of circumstances and needs. This Magic Seat is not only unique in B-segment but also unique in many other segments in Vietnam.
§  Utility mode – With both 2nd-row seats folded down, the Utility Mode allows for maximum cargo capacity - a cavernous.
§  Long mode – With the rear seat on the passenger side folded down and the front passenger seat tilted all the way back, even very long items can be carried, such as surfboard.
§  Tall mode – With the Magic Seat folded up, it is another useful cargo-carrying configuration for tall items that need to remain upright, such as a large plant.
§  Refresh mode – When not driving, the Refresh Mode provides a comfortable, feet-up place for two people to relax. This mode is achieved by removing the front-seat head restraints, moving the seats all the way forward and tilting the seatbacks all the way back.
Optimum Utility: The Honda Jazz provides plenty of storage spaces to fit all your stuff, including a large center console storage with armrest which can swallow a full-size tablet. There’s also a 12-volt power outlet and available USB port to plug it into which allows customers to connect your tablet or smartphone, and takes full advantage of the Display Audio system. Furthermore, Honda Jazz is equipped with many cup holders and boxes as well as vanity mirror for customers’ maximum convenience.  
ADVANCED EQUIPMENTS
Advanced Driver Interface: The instruments and controls are oriented to the driver for quick readability and easy, natural access. The instruments and displays provide critical and useful information including current estimated fuel economy, time, outside temperature, fuel gauge and transmission gear position.
7’ inch Display Audio with touch panel: The sporty, blue backlit three-dial instrument panel including a Multi Information Display (MID), 7-inch Display Audio with touch panel which can connect with various types of smart-phone by Bluetooth, HDMI and USB connection bring customer to the exclusive feeling to touch with smart & modern life. It also features Hands-free function for driver’s convenience. The rear camera display on the monitor enhances the further user interface.
Advanced Air-Conditioner: Unique in the segment. The automatic type provides a smart touch panel with flat surface. It illuminates once it is touched.
 
 
 
PERFORMANCE
Brand-new Jazz brings dynamic and strong driving feel and conveys more “fun-to-drive” to customers who love to enjoy exhilarating driving feel in every journey.
Engine: The Honda Jazz features the popular 16-valve 4-cylinder 1.5 i-VTEC engine. Maximum power is 88 kW (120PS)/6600rpm. Maximum torque is 145 Nm (14.8kgfm)/4600rpm. It can be said that performance and fuel-efficiency of Honda Jazz are in segment’s leading top. The fuel consumption in combined cycle is 5.6L/100km.
Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with G-design Shift
New Honda Jazz features a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) which is one of the Earth Dreams Technology series, enhancing both driving performance and fuel economy.
The new CVT has special “G-design shift” logic that is designed to offer more immediate acceleration response than either conventional automatics or other CVT designs.  
Paddle Shift: transmit of “fun-to-drive”, totally different exhilarating driving feeling, and unique in the B segment.
ECO AssistTM: include Econ mode button which optimizes the vehicle’s operation to maximize fuel efficiency and Eco Coaching that coaches drivers to drive more efficiently via color-changing displays. All final result in optimal fuel efficiency.
Chassis: Jazz’s chassis brings all aspects of ride quality, handling, steering feel and noise. Especially, motion-adaptive EPS works with Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) to detect instability in slippery road conditions both during cornering and under braking and automatically initiates steering inputs aimed at prompting the driver to steer in the correct direction. Moreover, the stiff body structure, damper construction and comprehensive soundproofing efforts bring further improvements, notably reducing engine, road and wind noise. The overall effect is a new Jazz that, by virtue of eliminating or minimizing uncomfortable noise and vibration, feels and sounds unexpectedly sophisticated. And it manages to do this while retaining the pleasant and fun characteristics that make it a class leader.
Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop: The new Jazz includes the upscale convenience of the Smart Entry & Push Button Start/Stop system.
§  Smart Entry: no need to press the button on the key in order to open the door
§  Push Start System: help the driver to easily start or stop the engine without inserting key into the lock
 
Cruise Control: Honda Jazz can be driven in fixed speed by just one button on steering wheel without depressing access pedal. Vehicle’s speed can be adjusted by +,- switch. It is comfortable when driving on highway and good for saving fuel consumption. Moreover, cruise control is continuously active in spite of shift change.
 
 
 
 
SAFETY
In an effort to provide enhanced protection for vehicle occupants and other road users, Honda has embraced a comprehensive approach to vehicle safety that seeks to provide a high level of active and passive occupant protection along with features that make the Jazz more compatible with other vehicles in a collision, as well as mitigating injury to pedestrians.
§  5-star safety rating of ASEAN-NCAP (highest safety level of The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries) that Jazz achieved did prove persuasively the objective of optimal safety for passengers that Honda has always placed on top.
§  6 Airbags: brand-new Jazz comes with 6 airbags including i-SRS Airbag System, i-Side Airbag system and Side curtain airbags.
§  Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: allows driver to choose from three different views, providing added peace-of-mind while reversing.
§  Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and brake assist (BA) for safety in emergency braking situations to avoid the risk of accident
§  Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA): detect imbalances of the car on slippery roads and/or automatic adjust the force of steering wheel when cornering and/or urgent braking. This function helps the driver to control their behavior easily and it is normally equipped to models in C segment upwards.
§  Hill Start Assist (HSA): brake pressure is held when stopped on an incline or descent for a brief period of time and it allows the driver’s foot to move from the brake pedal to accelerator without the vehicle moving.
§  Other advanced features: Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body, Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seatbelt Reminder System, ISOFIX
For more information, customers can visit website www.hondaoto.com.vn/hondajazz or contact Honda Authorized Automobile Dealers nationwide. Pre-booking will start from 1st August 2017.
Interested customers can register for a test drive (available from early 2018) at http://hondaoto.com.vn/en/dang-ky-lai-thu.

© Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved
Vietnam
01 Aug 2017
Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd.
Honda Vietnam Introduces Brand-new Honda Jazz
Hanoi - Honda Vietnam (HVN) today introduced the brand-new Honda Jazz - the third generation of Honda’s versatile 5-door subcompact hatchback at the Vietnam Motor Show 2017. Honda Jazz is the representative of Honda’s new era with Honda’s sporty and stylish design and advanced “Earth Dreams Technology”. The model will be imported from Thailand and is scheduled to be on sale in 2018.
The brand-new Jazz will be officially delivered in Vietnam:
 
MODEL OVERVIEW
The Honda Jazz has been introduced in 2001 in major markets globally such as Japan, the U.S.A, Europe, Thailand and China with worldwide sales of over 6 million units as of May 2017 and is well-acclaimed by customers around the world. The model has already received several important awards from leading institutions, such as Car of the Year 2016 for Best Hatchback under 1,500 cc from Grand Prix International Public Company Limited (Thailand - 2016), Women’s World Car of the Year 2016 for Budget Car from Women World Car of the Year (New Zealand – 2016) or Autocar Reader’s Choice Awards 2016 from Autocar (Indonesia – 2016), etc.  These awards earned by Jazz not only speaks for its practicality, fuel efficiency and affordability, but also its full features, high-quality interior and the joy of driving.
 
Development Background:
At the beginning of the Jazz’s development, Honda’s goal was for the vehicle to become a “Super Cub in the world of automobiles.” The Super Cub is very popular motorcycle model and the biggest hit among all Honda products, and the development team wanted to create such a product again in the area of automobiles.
Honda wanted to further advance this vehicle while maintaining universal value as an easy-to-handle, customer-friendly car that was achieved by Honda’s original center.
 
Development Concept:
The Honda Jazz is built around the 3 main concept to be the World’s Best Functional Compact:
§  Outstanding space that makes Jazz a highly functional hatchback.
§  Class-leading fuel economy and fun-to-drive performance
§  Sporty and modern design that makes Jazz more unique in various lifestyles
EXTERIOR
The exterior design concept of New Honda Jazz was designed under the concept “Low Wide Gravity”. This design is dynamically advanced while inheriting the characteristics unique to Jazz. It combines a sporty and dynamic cabin with a substantial lower body, emphasizing width and stability.
§  Dynamic and Sporty New Style: The all-new Jazz has a dynamic and sporty new style to showcase its enhanced handling and power. The design creates more distinctive look by refining innovativeness and sportiness. The aerodynamic and purposeful design of the entire car is integrated with powerful lines flowing from front to rear, over the hood and roofline, and around the sides. Otherwise, it is also prepared the tailgate spoiler that create sportier feeling for the car.
§  Lighting: The front light arrays include LED for all headlights, daytime running lights (DRL), high-mount lamp and turn signals with clear lenses and amber bulbs. The rear light arrays include taillights, LED brake lights and reverse lights. The Jazz includes fog lights in the side fascia pods and also has turn indicators integrated into the side mirrors.
§  Dimension: 4.034 x 1.694 x 1.524m which helps customer easily move in the city and feel more comfortable to enter the car with the ideal height.
§  16” Alloy wheels: The dynamically styled Jazz rides on 16-inch wheels with full covers in a cross motif, geometric style that complements the body design. Moreover, the fresh and sporty 16-inch alloy wheels with a high-contrast multi-spoke design provide an even higher level of visual sophistication.
INTERIOR
Under the interior design concept of the “Sophisticated Futuristic Cockpit,” Honda sought to deliver a very high quality feeling and a cockpit that supports the fun of driving without compromising spaciousness.
Layout/Packaging
Contributing to the Jazz’s remarkable interior bigness are clever packaging, thoughtful storage features, and the multi-position 2nd-row Magic Seats® that provide several interior configurations for the ultimate in functionality.
Occupant Area
Even when first entering the new Jazz, the driver and passengers experience the feel of space with wide opening doors and a low front seat height. The sensation of airy spaciousness is further enhanced by a large glass area.
Spacious Cargo Area: Opening the Jazz’s rear hatch provides access to a remarkably spacious and accommodating cargo area. With a low lift over height, four dedicated seat modes and dozens of configurations, the Jazz is the epitome of functionality and utility.
Flexible Seating and Storage with 2nd-Row Magic Seat®
The trick of the Jazz’s exceptional utility is its split 2nd-row Magic Seat, it can be configured in multiple ways quickly and easily to adapt instantly to a wide variety of circumstances and needs. This Magic Seat is not only unique in B-segment but also unique in many other segments in Vietnam.
§  Utility mode – With both 2nd-row seats folded down, the Utility Mode allows for maximum cargo capacity - a cavernous.
§  Long mode – With the rear seat on the passenger side folded down and the front passenger seat tilted all the way back, even very long items can be carried, such as surfboard.
§  Tall mode – With the Magic Seat folded up, it is another useful cargo-carrying configuration for tall items that need to remain upright, such as a large plant.
§  Refresh mode – When not driving, the Refresh Mode provides a comfortable, feet-up place for two people to relax. This mode is achieved by removing the front-seat head restraints, moving the seats all the way forward and tilting the seatbacks all the way back.
Optimum Utility: The Honda Jazz provides plenty of storage spaces to fit all your stuff, including a large center console storage with armrest which can swallow a full-size tablet. There’s also a 12-volt power outlet and available USB port to plug it into which allows customers to connect your tablet or smartphone, and takes full advantage of the Display Audio system. Furthermore, Honda Jazz is equipped with many cup holders and boxes as well as vanity mirror for customers’ maximum convenience.  
ADVANCED EQUIPMENTS
Advanced Driver Interface: The instruments and controls are oriented to the driver for quick readability and easy, natural access. The instruments and displays provide critical and useful information including current estimated fuel economy, time, outside temperature, fuel gauge and transmission gear position.
7’ inch Display Audio with touch panel: The sporty, blue backlit three-dial instrument panel including a Multi Information Display (MID), 7-inch Display Audio with touch panel which can connect with various types of smart-phone by Bluetooth, HDMI and USB connection bring customer to the exclusive feeling to touch with smart & modern life. It also features Hands-free function for driver’s convenience. The rear camera display on the monitor enhances the further user interface.
Advanced Air-Conditioner: Unique in the segment. The automatic type provides a smart touch panel with flat surface. It illuminates once it is touched.
 
 
 
PERFORMANCE
Brand-new Jazz brings dynamic and strong driving feel and conveys more “fun-to-drive” to customers who love to enjoy exhilarating driving feel in every journey.
Engine: The Honda Jazz features the popular 16-valve 4-cylinder 1.5 i-VTEC engine. Maximum power is 88 kW (120PS)/6600rpm. Maximum torque is 145 Nm (14.8kgfm)/4600rpm. It can be said that performance and fuel-efficiency of Honda Jazz are in segment’s leading top. The fuel consumption in combined cycle is 5.6L/100km.
Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with G-design Shift
New Honda Jazz features a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) which is one of the Earth Dreams Technology series, enhancing both driving performance and fuel economy.
The new CVT has special “G-design shift” logic that is designed to offer more immediate acceleration response than either conventional automatics or other CVT designs.  
Paddle Shift: transmit of “fun-to-drive”, totally different exhilarating driving feeling, and unique in the B segment.
ECO AssistTM: include Econ mode button which optimizes the vehicle’s operation to maximize fuel efficiency and Eco Coaching that coaches drivers to drive more efficiently via color-changing displays. All final result in optimal fuel efficiency.
Chassis: Jazz’s chassis brings all aspects of ride quality, handling, steering feel and noise. Especially, motion-adaptive EPS works with Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) to detect instability in slippery road conditions both during cornering and under braking and automatically initiates steering inputs aimed at prompting the driver to steer in the correct direction. Moreover, the stiff body structure, damper construction and comprehensive soundproofing efforts bring further improvements, notably reducing engine, road and wind noise. The overall effect is a new Jazz that, by virtue of eliminating or minimizing uncomfortable noise and vibration, feels and sounds unexpectedly sophisticated. And it manages to do this while retaining the pleasant and fun characteristics that make it a class leader.
Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop: The new Jazz includes the upscale convenience of the Smart Entry & Push Button Start/Stop system.
§  Smart Entry: no need to press the button on the key in order to open the door
§  Push Start System: help the driver to easily start or stop the engine without inserting key into the lock
 
Cruise Control: Honda Jazz can be driven in fixed speed by just one button on steering wheel without depressing access pedal. Vehicle’s speed can be adjusted by +,- switch. It is comfortable when driving on highway and good for saving fuel consumption. Moreover, cruise control is continuously active in spite of shift change.
 
 
 
 
SAFETY
In an effort to provide enhanced protection for vehicle occupants and other road users, Honda has embraced a comprehensive approach to vehicle safety that seeks to provide a high level of active and passive occupant protection along with features that make the Jazz more compatible with other vehicles in a collision, as well as mitigating injury to pedestrians.
§  5-star safety rating of ASEAN-NCAP (highest safety level of The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries) that Jazz achieved did prove persuasively the objective of optimal safety for passengers that Honda has always placed on top.
§  6 Airbags: brand-new Jazz comes with 6 airbags including i-SRS Airbag System, i-Side Airbag system and Side curtain airbags.
§  Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: allows driver to choose from three different views, providing added peace-of-mind while reversing.
§  Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and brake assist (BA) for safety in emergency braking situations to avoid the risk of accident
§  Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA): detect imbalances of the car on slippery roads and/or automatic adjust the force of steering wheel when cornering and/or urgent braking. This function helps the driver to control their behavior easily and it is normally equipped to models in C segment upwards.
§  Hill Start Assist (HSA): brake pressure is held when stopped on an incline or descent for a brief period of time and it allows the driver’s foot to move from the brake pedal to accelerator without the vehicle moving.
§  Other advanced features: Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body, Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seatbelt Reminder System, ISOFIX
For more information, customers can visit website www.hondaoto.com.vn/hondajazz or contact Honda Authorized Automobile Dealers nationwide. Pre-booking will start from 1st August 2017.
Interested customers can register for a test drive (available from early 2018) at http://hondaoto.com.vn/en/dang-ky-lai-thu.