Friday, May 22, 2015

Honda launches Jade RS with 1.5L VTEC Turbo

2016 Honda Jade RS

A few months ago, Honda launched the Fit-based Jade MPV, which served as the replacement for the Civic-based Stream MPV, only in hybrid with the 1.5L i-VTEC engine coupled with an electric motor and Li-ion battery. For those who are not interested in the hybrid version, wait no more, because there is now a petrol version of the Jade and here's the kicker; it's powered by the brand new L15B 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO engine you get from the recently-launched StepWGN. That new variant of the Jade is called the Jade RS.

The new L15B VTEC TURBO engine produces 150PS of power and 203Nm of torque. Mated with a CVT gearbox (with a Manual Mode feature where the driver can use its paddle shifters to shift gears), the fuel consumption is a reasonable 18.0km/L.

It even comes with a new Agile Handling Assist which adds brake vectoring through corners, reinforced chassis, and a more stiffer suspension.

The new RS version starts at 2,530,000 Japanese Yen.

URL: www.honda.co.jp/JADE/

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