Honda looking to introduce new Hybrid Jazz in 2011

Honda has new Hybrid Jazz for 2011

Honda will launch a hybrid model of the Jazz in early 2011, claiming the world’s very first B-segment hybrid.

It will have the same engine as the Insight hybrid; a 1.3-litre i-VTEC engine combined with a CVT gearbox, with an electric motor fitted between the two to create a parallel hybrid system.

The hybrid Jazz – like the Insight and Civic Hybrid designs – will be capable of operating on just an electric motor under some medium and low speed situations.

Honda believe the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions will be equivalent to the Insight, which manages more than 60mpg and 105g/km CO2. Exact statistics will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show later this month.

Visually the Jazz Hybrid is recognized from the current range by it’s revised headlights with a blue surround, transparent rear lights, new front grille, restyled bumpers and a chrome tailgate.

The interior of the cabin has a darker single colour console, which contrasts strongly with the blue lighting of the dials on the dashboard instruments.

The new hybrid is also available with leather trim, the first time this has been available on a Jazz car in Europe.