Honda will offer its Japanese clients a sporty version of the Jade MPV model. The car features some visually tweaks and more power under the hood. Starting from the outside, on the front grille there is an exclusive mesh-type design. For the fog light garnish, outer door handle and tailgate molding, dark chrome plating was adopted, and a 17-inch noise reducing aluminum wheel was adopted. Inside there are two interior color choices: black and brown. Seat surface material is a combination of a fabric and Prime Smooth. Red stitching was used for the genuine leather-wrapped steering wheel and black-color seats. Furthermore, a paddle shifter enables the driver to enjoy gear-shifting operations similar to that of a vehicle with a manual transmission. The acceleration pedal and brake pedal adopted an exclusive design for this model.
Honda Jade RS unveiled in Japan
Under the hood, Jade RS model is equipped with a newly-developed 1.5-liter direct injection VTEC TURBO engine whose direct injection system, small-diameter turbine and dual VTC*3 help improve the turbo effect in low rpm range, enabling the engine to generate torque equivalent to that of a 2.4-liter engine in normal rpm range. The engine delivers 150 hp and is connected to a CVT gearbox, that in order to take advantage of the performance of this torque engine has a paddle shifter (7-speed mode). Rigidity of the front and rear suspensions was increased by 15% and 20%, respectively, compared to the hybrid version of the Jade.