Popular supermini gets Insight's powertrain; expect just over 100g/km emissions and more than 65mpg
1 October 2010

Honda has launched a Jazz hybrid at the Paris motor show.

It will have CO2 emissions of 104g/km and combined economy of 64.2mpg, the company has revealed.

See the official pics of the new Honda Jazz hybrid - plus pics from the Paris motor show

The Jazz hybrid, shown ahead of its Paris motor show debut later this week, will reach UK showrooms early next year.

It will share many of its components with the Insight, including that car’s 1.3-litre petrol engine-based hybrid powertrain.

The engine/electric motor mix is mated to a CVT gearbox and, like the Insight, the Jazz will be able to run on electric power alone in low-speed conditions.

The new model gets a few visual cues to make it stand out from regular Jazz variants, including revised headlights with a blue surround, clear tail-lights, a new front grille, different bumpers and flashes of chrome on the rear hatch.

Read more on the recent changes to the Honda Insight

The interior gets a single-colour dashboard and blue-lit dials and instruments. Leather trim will also be offered for the first time on a Jazz in Europe.

And despite the addition of a battery pack and IMA control unit under the boot floor, boot space is unchanged at 300 litres or 831 litres with the 'Magic Seats' folded flat.

The Jazz hybrid's CO2 figure is 21g/km lower than the current lowest-emitting 1.2 petrol Jazz, while economy is 23 per cent better than the best-selling 1.4 ES model.

It will be exempt from road tax in its first year and will cost £20 per year to tax thereafter; as a hybrid, it will also be exempt from London's congestion charge zone.

Full UK pricing and specification is yet to be revealed.

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25 August 2010

A CO2 figure of OVER 100 g/km?! If that's accurate it's not very good.

25 August 2010

[quote Dark Isle]A CO2 figure of OVER 100 g/km?!  If that's accurate it's not very good.[/quote] That's got to be a mistake. Either that, or the car is way too heavy.

25 August 2010

Maybe all that heavy hybrid technology is a waste of time in such a small car? :-S

25 August 2010

It must be a mistake. petrol cars without hybrid are already under 99g/km...

i would expect it to be in the 80's g/km.

25 August 2010

It would have been nice to have had a choice of manual too.

Where has all Japanese design went to?

25 August 2010

i had read elsewhere that a manual would be offered. And as the Insight from which the hybrid system comes is already 101 g/km, the lighter Jazz should get under 100, surely.

25 August 2010

If the CO2 emissions don't dip below the 100 g/km mark, then I really don't think Honda can have tried hard enough. Especially for a car this size... its rivals (albeit with diesel engines) are achieving sub-100, so a Jazz, with this expensive hybrid technology, surely has to do the same? If not, it'll be a huge disappointment and a heavily missed opportunity on Honda's part. I'd have thought they'd learnt their lesson from the Insight's downsides...

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

25 August 2010

[quote Dark Isle]A CO2 figure of OVER 100 g/km?! If that's accurate it's not very good.[/quote]

+1


25 August 2010

A car aimed at environmentalists that comes with optional leather seats? Oh the hypocrisy!!!!

currently a happy owner of a Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin :)

25 August 2010

[quote roverfan1984]A car aimed at environmentalists that comes with optional leather seats? Oh the hypocrisy!!!![/quote]

why?

leather is a natural product, using man made chemicals and materials is worse for the environment.

should native jungle tribes be wearing polyester rather than poly the parrot feathers? (well that would depend on how many parrots they have)

the leather will be from a farmed animal, there is no danger of extinction here.

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