Honda Jazz Modulo X is an FD2R-inspired hatchback, costs RM 14k more

Eric · Jun 4, 2021 03:01 PM

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Honda has launched the sportier Honda Jazz Modulo X in Japan. Sold as the Honda Fit in Japan, this is the most expensive Jazz variant sold there, priced at JPY 2,866,600 (~RM 107,384).

Compared to the regular non-Modulo variant, this variant costs JPY 440,000 (~RM 16,478) more.

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So what does the extra RM 16k nets you? Let’s take a closer look.

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Modulo said that the Jazz Modulo X's aerodynamics are inherited from the Sports Modulo Civic Type R

Starting with the exterior, Modulo said that the Jazz Modulo X inherits the "effective aerodynamics" philosophy from the "Sports Modulo Civic Type R".

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As such, Modulo has placed some serious emphasis on the Jazz’s aerodynamic aspects, as its rendition of the Jazz Modulo X gets a host of aerodynamic upgrades, including a more aggressive front bumper and aero fins. The Jazz Modulo X also gets a unique front grille.

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Towards the rear of the Jazz Modulo X, it gains a restyled bumper and the addition of a tailgate spoiler. A Modulo X emblem placed on the tailgate serves as a reminder that this is not your regular Honda Jazz.

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The Jazz Modulo X also rides on new lightweight 16-inch alloy wheels, with unique dampers all-round.

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Modulo has also fettled with the interior of the Jazz, giving the hatchback a sportier touch. The most noticeable difference is the addition of Bordeaux Red trim on the steering wheel, gear lever, and seats. This Jazz variant also gets a unique engine push start button with the Modulo X wording, carpet mats, and interior trim pieces.

Also Read: SEA countries dropping Honda Jazz for City Hatchback, except Singapore, why?

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If the Bordeaux Red is a bit too tacky, Modulo also offers a more subdued full-black interior on the Jazz Modulo X.

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Powering the Honda Jazz Modulo X is Honda’s latest e:HEV petrol-electric hybrid system, comprising of a 109 PS / 253 Nm electric motor and a 98 PS / 127 Nm petrol engine.

Also Read: Here’s why the all-new 2020 Honda City RS with i-MMD doesn’t need a gearbox

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What about Malaysia?

Seeing that the fourth-generation Honda Jazz has been ruled out for Malaysia, those seeking for a hatchback from Honda will have to wait for the Honda City Hatchback instead.

Also Read: Malaysia-bound 2021 Honda City Hatchback - All your questions answered

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