The new 2017 Honda Jazz is being well received by Malaysian consumers, recording over 1,300 bookings within two weeks of its official launch. According to Honda Malaysia, that number exceeds its one-month sales target of 1,200 units for the model.

The company also revealed that mid-spec E was the most popular among buyers, accounting for 40% of total bookings collected. This is followed by the range-topping V with 32% and the base-spec S at 28%. These three variants are all powered by a 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC petrol engine, paired with an Earth Dreams CVT automatic.

As for the Jazz Hybrid, that variant will arrive in showrooms beginning from the third week of July this year, with deliveries set to take place later on at the end of said month. Malaysia is the first country outside Japan to receive the new Jazz Hybrid, which is now powered by a Sport Hybrid i-DCD system detailed here.

From a regional perspective, 42% of total bookings were collected in Klang Valley, making it the highest in Malaysia. Meanwhile, the Southern region recorded 21% of total bookings, the Northern region with 18%, the East Coast with 13% and East Malaysia with 6%.

The new Jazz is just one of several new models that Honda Malaysia plans to introduce this year, with the fifth-generation CR-V being the next in line. The SUV has already been previewed on numerous occasions, and we’ve even had a go in one recently.

This year, Honda Malaysia is aiming to achieve its sales target of 100,000 units, and has already shifted 34,500 units in the first four months of 2017. With the encouraging reception to the Jazz, as well as the building anticipation for the new CR-V, things certainly look to be on track for the big H.