Honda Jazz Hybrid

From Honda press: Honda has introduced its proven and reliable hybrid technology to its best-selling car. This new variant will sit alongside the established 1.2 and 1.4 litre petrol engines and will bring Honda hybrid motoring to a whole new audience as the Jazz becomes the world’s first B-segment hybrid car.

The Jazz Hybrid has been given the same powertrain as found in the Insight – the 1.3-litre i-VTEC petrol engine with Honda’s IMA technology and automatic CVT gearbox. This brings CO2 emissions down to 104g/km and delivers 62.8 miles per gallon on the combined cycle. These figures mean free road tax for the first year and only £10 per year thereafter.

More importantly perhaps, Honda has managed to include the technology without compromising the incredible versatility of the Jazz. It features all the practicality of the petrol variant, most notably, the famed Magic Seats and an impressive load-lugging space of up to 883 litres.

The Jazz Hybrid demonstrates Honda’s continuing commitment to petrol-electric hybrid technology as it becomes the third car currently on sale in the UK to use the IMA system, sitting in showrooms alongside the Insight and CR-Z.

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