Honda Jazz is a very popular hatchback in UK. Fine, it’s a popular car for the elderly, but it’s just been given a new breath of life as the company announced the Jazz Hybrid. It is the world’s first B-class hybrid car. The car uses the same powertrain as the Insight hybrid which is a 1.3-litre i-VTEC engine combined with a CVT gearbox, with an electric motor working with both for improved fuel efficiency. It is capable of running on the electric motor alone under some medium and low speed conditions.
The new Jazz is also different from normal models and gets 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 car too you get new stuff, such as 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.
Official MPG and emissions rating and also pricing will be announced at the Paris Motor Show in September.