On February 12, Honda Motor Company announced that their all-new Jade hybrid minivan will be released on February 13 starting at Â¥2,720,000. The new Jade features a sedan-like low body with the comfort and utility of a minivan.
The power unit is a hybrid system based on a 1.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC engine. Its high-output motor is built into a 7-speed dual clutch transmission system.
At Hondaâ€™s press conference in Tokyo on the 12th, Senior Managing Officer, Sho Minekawa stated, â€œThe new Jade is compact yet features a spacious interior and represents Hondaâ€™s idea of passenger cars for this new age.â€
Mr. Minekawa added, â€œWe named this vehicle after a precious stone thatâ€™s used for making jewelry. The Jade features the elegance of a jewel and offers everything you need for this new age. We believe it will not only attract long-time minivan users but also those who have been driving station wagons as well.â€
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)