The new hybrid Jazz will feature the same 1.3 litre i-VTEC as the Insight hybrid and despite its taller body shape, the new car has similar CO2 emissions of 104 g/km* - 21g/km less than the current lowest-emitting 1.2-litre petrol Jazz. As well as the environmental benefits, the cleaner emissions bring more affordable driving too: road tax exempt for the first year and just £20 a year after, the hybrid version of the Jazz will also be free from the London congestion charge.
“We think that a cleaner, more economical version of the Jazz will be a big hit with customers,” said John Kingston, government affairs and environment manager, Honda (UK). “The IMA hybrid technology is incredibly easy to use, owners don‘t need to worry about plugging anything in to charge. It‘s simply a case of filling up with petrol and driving on as normal.”
Like the Insight and Civic Hybrid models, the new hybrid version of the Jazz will be capable of running on the electric motor alone under some medium and low speed conditions and this contributes to a combined fuel consumption figure of 64.2 mpg* - a 23 per cent improvement over the best-selling 1.4 ES model.
The Jazz with hybrid technology will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show and will go on sale in the UK in early 2011.
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