PARIS PREVIEW: Honda reveals details of hybrid Jazz
The Jazz will feature the same 1.3-litre i-VTEC as the Insight hybrid, with early data recording similar CO2 emissions of 104g/km – 21g/km less than the current lowest-emitting 1.2-litre petrol Jazz. Benefits include exemption from road tax for the first year and a 100% discount on the London Congestion Charge.
Like the Insight and Civic Hybrid models, the hybrid version of the Jazz will be capable of running on the electric motor alone under some medium and low-speed conditions, giving a combined fuel consumption figure of 64.2mpg, according to initial data, which is a 23% improvement over the 1.4 ES Jazz.
By integrating the IMA battery pack and power control unit into the area under the boot floor, Honda says it's retained the practicality of the Jazz, including the Magic Seats, which fold flat to increase boot space from 300 litres to 831 litres.
The hybrid Jazz will go on sale in the UK in early 2011. Prices, homologated emissions levels and full specifications will be announced at a later date.