You all know that Honda ran into a world of problems when its manufacturing facility in Thailand was submerged in floodwater last year. Chief of those problems was the cessation of supply for the Japanese carmaker's distributors in the ASEAN region--including the Philippines, obviously. This prompted Honda Cars Philippines to begin importing units from Japan, which wasn't really a sustainable proposition as the units were significantly more expensive to source.
Among the cars shipped from Japan was the Jazz. But good news just got mailed to us as HCPI announces that the Thailand-made 1.3-liter Jazz S variant is now available once again at its nationwide dealerships. "Honda Cars Philippines resumes sales of the Jazz 1.3-liter S variant starting May 18, 2012, following the recovery of supply from Honda’s manufacturing plant in Thailand, which again started production of automobiles on March 26, 2012," the company said in a statement.
So, the big question is: How much is the Thai-made 1.3-liter Jazz S variant now? Honda has priced it P752,000 for the manual and P792,000 for the automatic. The specs list? Check out the bullet points below.
* Multi-reflector halogen headlights
* LED taillamps
* Micro-type roof-mounted antenna
* ULT (Utility/Tall/Long modes) seats
* Integrated audio system with CD/MP3 player
* USB connectivity and auxiliary port
* Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel
* Dual glove box
* Black and dark blue fabric interior
* G-Force Control collision safety technology
* Dual front airbags
* Antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution
* Taffeta White
* Crystal Black
So...are you buying it?