Donned in one of the greenest body colours on the Paris Auto Show’s floor is the latest addition of Honda Jazz Hybrid, the eco- friendly version of the Japanese manufacturer’s successful model. The IMA hybrid technology, which is used in the Insight and the CR-Z, has also made its way into the hatchback, without compromising on interior space, as claimed by Honda. Inside the Jazz Hybrid, is the 1.3 litre i-VTEC engine found in the Insight, which is combined with a CVT gearbox. The fuel consumption figure is said to be 4.4 litres per 100kms and CO2 emissions is 104g/km.
Visually the Jazz Hybrid is distinguished from the current Jazz range with revised headlights, which have a blue surround, clear rear lights, new front grille, restyled bumpers and a chrome tailgate garnish. The new hybrid will be available in a range of existing colours plus a bespoke Lime Green metallic.
Inside the cabin is given a fresh look with a darker single colour dashboard, which contrasts strongly with the blue lighting of the dials and centre console. The new hybrid is also available with leather trim, the first time this has been available on a Jazz model in Europe. The dashboard integrates a version of the Eco Assist function, which uses the ambient lighting of the speedometer to advise the driver on how their driving style is impacting on their fuel economy. The Eco Assist function aides drivers in getting the maximum economy from their car in everyday situations and gives users real-time feedback on how their use of the brakes and throttle affects their fuel bills and environmental impact.
The Honda Jazz Hybrid is expected to go on sale in January 2011 in the international markets. The price has not yet been disclosed by Honda.
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