Honda has announced that the next generation Jazz will be available with a hybrid powertrain and its first fully electric urban vehicle will be called the ‘Honda e’.
Honda’s ‘Electric Vision’ is for 100% of the brand’s European sales to feature electrified powertrains by 2025.
The Honda e, presented as a production prototype in Geneva, is Honda's first model to benefit from a dedicated EV platform.
The manufacturer says that the compact electric car offers trademark Honda driving dynamics, aided by the sporty rear-wheel drive format and advanced electric powertrain. It has already received almost 6,500 expressions of interest in the UK.
Honda’s Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) hybrid system that will be available with the next generation of the popular Jazz hatchback has already featured in the new CR-V hybrid.
Ahead of its 2025 electrification goal, Honda will expand the application of its i-MMD dual-motor hybrid system, with the introduction into smaller segment cars an important first step.
The next-generation Jazz will make its international premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show later this year.