2011 Honda Jazz Hybrid

It’s time to jazz it up a bit with the new Honda Jazz . The hybrid hatchback will make its first debut at the Paris Motor Show and will be going on sale in the UK in early 2011.

Under the hood there is the same powertrain as in the Insight hybrid; a 1.3-liter i-VTEC engine combined with a CVT gearbox, with an electric motor smack dab in the middle of the two to create a parallel hybrid system.

The hybrid version will be distinguished from the standard Jazz by revised headlights with a blue surround, clear rear lights, new front grille, restyled bumpers, and a chrome tailgate garnish. The new hybrid will also be available in a range of existing colors plus a bespoke Lime Green metallic. On the interior it will get a darker single color dashboard with blue lighting on the dials and dashboard instruments. Honda will also offer an optional leather trim.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

The introduction of Honda’s petrol-electric IMA system to the Jazz, makes the car the world’s first B-segment hybrid.

Featuring the practicality and flexibility of the current Jazz, but with reduced CO2 emissions and improvements to fuel economy, the hybrid version will go on sale in the UK in early 2011.

The car will feature the same engine as the Insight hybrid; a 1.3-litre i-VTEC engine combined with a CVT gearbox, with an electric motor sandwiched between the two to create a parallel hybrid system. The hybrid Jazz – like the Insight and Civic Hybrid models – will be capable of running on the electric motor alone under some medium and low speed conditions.

Much of the Jazz’s practicality is derived from its height, but despite being taller than the current Honda Insight, the hybrid version of Jazz manages to maintain fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on comparable levels.

Honda Jazz Hybrid

Visually, this new, cleaner Jazz is distinguished from the current range by revised headlights with a blue surround, clear rear lights, new front grille, restyled bumpers and a chrome tailgate garnish. The new hybrid will also be available in a range of existing colours plus a bespoke Lime Green metallic.

Inside, the cabin is also given a fresh look, with darker single colour dashboard, which contrasts strongly with the blue lighting of the dials and dashboard instruments. The new hybrid is also available with leather trim, the first time this has been available on a Jazz model in Europe.

MPG and emissions data will be released at the Paris Motor Show in September.

Along with the new hybrid Jazz, Honda will display the 2011 model year Insight, CR-Z, Jazz, CR-V, Accord and Accord Tourer, as well as the sports touring motorcycle VFR1200F equipped with the V4 engine, and a stylish PCX scooter with low emission idle-stop 125cc engine.


5 comments:

Green vehicles really look cool! Well, I don’t care if it is also a very unreliable car. smiley I just truly love the awesome exterior appearance of it.

Green vehicles really look cool! Well, I don’t care if it is also a very unreliable car. smiley I just truly love the awesome exterior appearance of it.

The color of it is truly suited for this Hybrid car and updating on the other features of this Jazz is really so cool now than before. It also looks more interesting on its interior technology.

Obviously it is an eco friendly car and I love that fact. Despite of having a simple styling and platform design I still find it very impressive and I bet it will stand out on its own appearance.

I love the color even on the simplicity of the car. I’d love to have a car like this.

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