The updated 2017 Honda Jazz facelift was officially launched in Malaysia yesterday, with two engine options: the same 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol as before and a new 1.5 litre Sport Hybrid i-DCD. Prices range from RM74,800 to RM88,400, with the hybrid model tucked in at RM87,500 (all prices OTR with insurance).

Changes on the outside aren’t exactly drastic, this being a mid-life facelift rather than a full refresh. The interior gets minimal updates too, with Honda Malaysia focussing on giving more value – each grade gets new features, with the lower models receiving items previously reserved for more expensive variants.

The Jazz Hybrid is all new, being the only hybrid model to be sold under RM90,000 in Malaysia. Its powertrain offers a combined output of 137 PS and 170 Nm of torque, which Honda claims is equivalent to a 1.8 litre naturally-aspirated engine, while returning as much as 25 km/l (compared to the 1.5 petrol’s 17.2 km/l).

Do watch our first look walk-around video above for a closer look, and head on to CarBase.my for the full detailed specifications and equipment of the 2017 Honda Jazz facelift range.

GALLERY: Honda Jazz 1.5L V


GALLERY: Honda Jazz Hybrid

GALLERY: Honda Jazz Mugen accessories prototype