The next-generation Honda Jazz will use the dual-motor hybrid system already seen in the brand's CR-V hybrid when it launches next year.
First reported by Autocar in March, Honda has now confirmed the Jazz's move to hybrid power.
To be unveiled at the Tokyo motor show in October, the top-selling Honda model in the UK is expected to be the first in the brand's line-up to only offer a hybrid powertrain. This follows Honda's announcement that all of its models in Europe will become hybrids by 2025.
Honda said: "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."
Currently, the only model it offers as a hybrid is the CR-V, which indirectly replaced a diesel variant of the compact SUV. Petrol variants are also sold. Honda UK has seen great success with the CR-V Hybrid, which accounts for 60% of the model’s sales.