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Malcolm Flynn tests and reviews the new Honda Hybrid, with specs, economy, and verdict.

Honda Hybrid 3.5

Honda’s Australian artillery has swollen to four with the recent addition of the Hybrid, complementing the existing Civic Hybrid, and CRZ petrol-electric

Arriving more than years into the second-generation model life, and more two years after its Japanese the Hybrid forms a new flagship for the Jazz lineup, sitting the existing petrol variants.

Toyota’s Prius C straight in the eye for light hatch supremacy, the sits a clearly strategic beneath the Toyota at $22,990, it the current cheapest new car in Australia to a hybrid badge.

The Hybrid also carries a premium over the otherwise petrol Jazz Vibe S, so the green cred doesn’t free.

Like the Vibe S, the comes stocked with control, USB connectivity, and bluetooth but is the only Jazz without a steering wheel.

Curiously the lacks the leather-wrapped steering of petrol Jazzes, and joins its in doing without a large screen and bluetooth audio.

Is the Hybrid therefore worth more than the petrol Vibe S? Many potential will be lured by the green of the hybrid badge alone, but is far from the sole reason to go

In fact, it would take 68,000km (with fuel at for the Hybrid’s fuel economy to balance out the extra outlay a petrol Vibe S, or about years of average driving.

The Jazz Hybrid can be identified by its taillights, chrome rear blue-tinted headlights and grille, the rest of the body matching the Jazz Vibe, without the aggressive bodykit and larger alloys of the petrol Vibe S.

On the the Jazz is well known for its interior space, thanks to its disguised miniature van profile.

plenty of room for four adults, with typical seat cushioning the only to comfort worth mentioning.

The batteries are mounted beneath the floor, causing a 114l in cargo capacity, and eliminating the load floor with the seats folded.

Seats up, still a useful 223l of available, and the Jazz’s brilliant adjustable rear seats are So, you can still carry around potplants that would require a bigger SUV or van.

Overall, the interior design has well, with hard-wearing and cloth on several touch

The hybrid’s power consumption is nestled within the driver’s — which makes it difficult to show off your credentials to passengers than the displays of most hybrids.

To the Jazz Hybrid, Honda has the bigger Insight’s 1.3 litre electric/CVT auto drivetrain the plucky Jazz, adding 68kg over a 1.3L Vibe S.

This means outputs of 72kW/167Nm with max available from a lazy thanks largely to the electric zero rpm torque peak.

It may be torquey, but the Jazz’s electric contributes just 14 per cent to its power output, compared the Prius C’s 61 per cent assistance.

It may be Australia’s cheapest hybrid, but not the most efficient, with its electric assistance contributing to a figure of 4.5l/100km, using more than the Prius C. The figure is still more 2.0l/100km better than any automatic Jazz however.

other Jazzes, the Hybrid a five star ANCAP thanks to its front, side and airbags, plus stability and control, Brake Assist, and brake force distribution.

In of drive experience, the Jazz does an excellent job of battling the grind.

From rest, the electric motor helps the motor to get off the mark quite and its modest outputs are plenty for around town.

The low rpm torque means that there’s much fuss from the bonnet around town, and only when pressed or with high-speed inclines the Jazz Hybrid’s CVT auto start to buzz or ask for more

Open-road performance is adequate, but speed climbs combined the hybrid’s near-1200kg weight the Jazz won’t be winning the Peak hillclimb anytime

Like other hybrids, the engine cuts out when or coasting to conserve fuel, and its to regenerate electricity when results in typical-hybrid variable feel.

This feel noticeably affect the Jazz’s stopping performance, braking on test despite being the Jazz to use drums on the rear.

the Jazz’s steering is typically numb, but is nice and light for manoeuvres.

Ride quality is relaxed for a light hatch, the extra weight of the batteries the rear axle contributing to a planted feel than Jazz models.

The Jazz Hybrid is hard to on pure economic terms, but the its ease of progress eclipses any Jazz, and maintains the Jazz’s size yet spacious interior And you can still carry tall in the back.

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