New Car; 2011 Honda Jazz Hybrid

Honda has confirmed that it will launch a hybrid version of its Jazz supermini at the Paris motor show at the end of next month.

The Jazz hybrid will share many of its components with the Insight, including that car’s 1.3-litre petrol engine-based hybrid powertrain.

The engine/electric motor mix is mated to a CVT gearbox and, like the Insight, the Jazz will be able to run on electric power alone in low-speed conditions.

The new model gets a few visual cues to make it stand out from regular Jazz variants, including revised headlights with a blue surround, clear tail-lights, a new front grille, different bumpers and flashes of chrome on the rear hatch.

The interior gets a single-colour dashboard and blue-lit dials and instruments. Leather trim will also be offered for the first time on a Jazz in Europe.

The Japanese manufacturer has yet to reveal any details on CO2 emissions or fuel economy figures for the car, which will go on sale in the UK next spring. But expect a CO2 figure of just over 100g/km, and more than 65mpg.

Thanks to: Autocar


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