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Honda Jazz hybrid New hybrid Jazz to debut in

03 September 2010

New hybrid will debut in October

has confirmed that a hybrid of the Jazz supermini will at the Paris Motor Show in

The Honda Jazz is already a Best Buy – we love it for its practicality and And now its emissions are set to tumble with the of a petrol-electric hybrid version.

It’ll be the first supermini or vehicle to be offered with technology in Europe.


The new car uses the exact same Motor Assist (IMA) and electric motor set-up as the Insight – a 1.3-litre ‘i-VTEC’ mated in parallel to an electric and Continuously Variable Transmission automatic gearbox.

Europe’s first supermini to go

Unlike in some rivals, the motor doesn’t entirely from the petrol engine. But the hybrid, like the Insight and the Civic hybrid, is capable of on electric-only power for short

The greenest Jazz currently is the 1.2-litre petrol, which 125g/km CO2 while returning (according to official EU testing The hybrid will certainly significant improvement.

Hybrid ‘comparable to Insight’

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Full economy and emissions details are yet to be as Honda is saving these for the show proper. But the hybrid is said to return ‘comparable’ to the Insight.

At its best, the Insight manages CO2 and 64.2mpg (according to official EU figures). The Jazz is taller, and less aerodynamic, but smaller so to be lighter – hence the claimed

Honda has made a few detail to help the hybrid Jazz out from its close relations. On the revised headlights feature a surround, there are clear lights, a new grille, restyled and a chrome strip on the tailgate. The paint line-up is supplemented by a new green metallic, pictured

Inside the new Jazz

On the inside, a darker, single-colour dashboard, lighting for the instruments and the option of trim for the first time on any in Europe.

There’s no word yet on how the of the hybrid technology will the class-leading Jazz interior some compromise is likely to the additional batteries and electronics.

Full pricing and specification for the Honda Jazz hybrid be announced at the 2010 Paris Show. However, we would the hybrid to become the most Jazz model available, in between the top spec Jazz at £15,770 and the entry-level Insight SE at

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