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The Honda Hybrid is capable of running on the motor alone under low-speed conditions

MY neighbour a Honda Jazz, and so does her In fact, both mum and daughter are buyers of the Jazz.

That’s in down to me, because I owned a for four trouble-free years my neighbour – a frequent visitor to the garage with her former car – on enviously before taking the and joining the Jazz club.

We bought the Jazz for similar – that renowned reliability, fuel economy of about the load-swallowing practicality and the reasonable tag.

Yet the last generation was something of a dark horse. me and most of the motoring press you and anyone else who would that it was pretty much on in almost every department, it a second favourite to some of the default supermini choices.

Yet those who did their homework rewarded with an uncommonly honest and unpretentious little

The new version still looks a Jazz, but has more of a grown-up without falling victim to dimension increases. And there’s a new – Honda has introduced its proven and hybrid technology to its best-selling

This new variant sits the established 1.2 and 1.4-litre petrol and brings Honda hybrid to a whole new audience as the Jazz the world’s first B-segment car.

The cleanest Jazz it features the same powertrain as the Insight hybrid; a 1.3-litre engine combined with an CVT gearbox, with an electric sandwiched between the two to create a hybrid system. And just the Insight, the Jazz Hybrid is of running on the electric motor under certain low-speed

This brings CO2 emissions to 104g/km and delivers 62.8 per gallon on the combined cycle. figures mean free tax for the first year and only £10 per thereafter.

More importantly Honda has managed to include the without compromising the incredible of the Jazz.

It features all the practicality of the variant, most notably the “magic seats” that tip and at the touch of a finger and an impressive space of up to 883 litres.

At the heart of the Hybrid is the Integrated Motor (IMA) system.

On its own, the has a power output of 88PS a flexible torque profile at 121Nm. Perfect power for a frugal city car. But the key to hybrid systems is the support by the electric motor.

That helps boost by an extra 14PS and 78Nm.

In there’s scope to have fun with paddle-shifters on the steering and a Sport mode for extra

But of more importance is the Econ to the of the steering wheel.

When the is engaged, it tells the car’s system to adopt specific to improve fuel consumption and it this with a negligible on performance.

To keep you on the straight and when it comes to economical manners, the dashboard features a called Eco Assist.

Already a sight to Insight and CR-Z it uses the ambient lighting of the to advise the driver on how their behind the wheel is impacting on fuel economy.

It glows when the car is at its most economical and turns blue as the driver the best balance of throttle or

Changes to the exterior have not purely cosmetic.

As well as the car a new look, the revised front and bumpers have also designed to reduce drag.

features have also added to distinguish between the and petrol versions.

As an example, the grille, headlights and tail on the Hybrid are all finished in a chrome surround to mark it out from the models.

HONDA Jazz Hybrid

Leather upholstery a very welcome appearance for the time in the range, while work has been done to the ride quality of the original – which gave an over-firm – with revised suspension adding to the driving experience.

But when you be slide comfortably that the Jazz really to impress.

A large dose of feelgood has been added, thanks to materials, a more appealing and improved equipment levels.

more, the designers have yet more time trying to even more from the dimensions.

The design puts the windscreen further forward, the sense of space.

If the Hybrid is not for you – and you well end up doing some about improved economy a higher price – the regular unit is more than but the 1.4 has the extra urge that confidence out on the open road and at a cruise, loaded up or not.

If anything to criticise the Jazz it’s that it doesn’t as much entertainment behind the as some of its rivals.

But that’s criticising a supertanker for being wieldy than a speedboat.

If you want a supermini with responses you can have one, but it have the practicality, ease of use or feel of the Jazz, hybrid or

Honda Jazz IMA Hybrid

From £15,995 (Jazz from £11,295).

Engine: 1,339cc petrol engine, metal-hydride battery.

Performance: in 12.3 seconds; top speed

Economy: 62.8mpg combined.

HONDA Jazz Hybrid
HONDA Jazz Hybrid
HONDA Jazz Hybrid
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