Honda Jazz Hybrid Auto CARmag co za

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Honda Jazz Electric Cars

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HONDA does not bragging rights for launching the efficiency-optimised light car in the market honour falls to Volkswagen and its 1,2 TDI BlueMotion), nor can it claim to offer the fuel efficient petrol-electric in South Africa (that’s the Prius) … However, by virtue of the CR-Z and now the Jazz Hybrid, has brought petrol electric to the compact and light-car segments, not only represent a major of the market, but one in which efficiency/cost of is more crucial than

Being a pioneer has its drawbacks, … uncertainty over market of a product due to a lack of awareness or on the part of consumers is unavoidable. does count in the favour of the launched Jazz Hybrid is it is based on Honda’s strong-selling and CAR’s reigning best buy in the segment. It can be differentiated from its recently facelifted) siblings by its lower ride height, tinted surrounds on the head- and lamps, as well as a transparent and reshaped air intake, both of are said to reduce drag.

Whereas the test team’s to the aesthetic qualities of the Hybrid’s ranged from “subtlety to “futuristic, but not kitsch”, the vehicle’s drew much praise. The Jazz range sports a single-colour dashboard and the rear can now recline but, because the floor of the Hybrid is raised by 123 mm to the battery and Power Control (PCU) system, and a spare under the boot board, the volume (232 dm3) is less than on conventional


Therefore, when the rear are folded flat, they down lower than the floor. This minor is a tribute to the nifty interior of the Jazz, because the Magic still offer a multitude of to serve various load-carrying

From a driver’s perspective, the offers a high seating behind the wheel, but the view is dominated by the model’s Eco Assist that uses the ambient of the speedometer (ranging from to blue to red) to advise the on how their driving style is on fuel economy. Fuel 101 suggests that one can minimise consumption by maintaining momentum and excessive acceleration or deceleration in driving conditions. So, if a driver throttle and braking inputs to the feedback of the Eco Assist, there be a real-world improvement in consumption …

On CAR’s fuel run with test unit, we almost our calculated fuel index for the (5,28 litres/ 100 km) in recording litres/ 100 km on the 151 km route. For those drivers who are fastidious about optimal mileage from cars’ fuel tanks, is an Econ mode than can be by a switch on the dash. In this the engine’s power and torque are reduced by four per cent, the management system adapts the shift pattern and smoothes out inputs to optimise throttle and engine speed, the absorption of brake energy is increased and the operates more frequently in the mode and shuts down Idle Stop mode.

Unfortunately, the Hybrid’s engine/transmission (similar to that of the Insight, we tested last year) not offer much driving Although the combined torque of the engine and electric motor is than that of the 1,5- Jazz, the operation of the CVT transmission a dull, droning driving To its credit, however, the Jazz’s and handling characteristics have livened-up.

The weighting of the steering, still light and quick, more substantial in the on-centre and the ride is more forgiving on road surfaces by virtue of to the anti-roll bars and dampers.

As a package, the Hybrid exacts a of nearly R15 000 above its Executive 1,5 sibling, but for drum brakes at the smaller wheels and a lack of a sunroof, it has the same (generous) but should consume 2,76 less fuel per 100 km according to fuel index. With the of a four year service and the expected life cycle of the projected at 15 years or 200 000 km, the Hybrid constitutes good value.

its compact dimensions and hybrid this Jazz doesn’t set a for fuel efficiency; its turbodiesel have it licked. However, in of its price, specification and packaging, model is arguably the most hybrid in the market. After the engaging nature of the Honda which blends efficiency driver enjoyment, we wish the Hybrid had a manual ‘box … One is sure, though: before cars can gain critical a hybrid configuration will the best efficiency in terms of transport.

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