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Honda’s much-loved Jazz make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show

A hybrid version of Honda’s much-loved Jazz will make its world debut
at the Paris Motor Show in September, bringing lower emissions and
improved fuel economy to the practical supermini.

Improved emissions and fuel economy for popular supermini
World’s first B-class hybrid car
The introduction of Honda’s petrol-electric IMA system to the Jazz,
makes the car the world’s first B-segment hybrid.

Featuring the practicality and flexibility of the current Jazz, but
with reduced CO2 emissions and improvements to fuel economy, the
hybrid version will go on sale in the UK in early 2011.

The car will feature the same engine as the Insight hybrid; a
1.3-litre i-VTEC engine combined with a CVT gearbox, with an electric
motor sandwiched between the two to create a parallel hybrid system.
The hybrid Jazz – like the Insight and Civic Hybrid models – will be
capable of running on the electric motor alone under some medium and
low speed conditions.

Much of the Jazz’s practicality is derived from its height, but
despite being taller than the current Honda Insight, the hybrid
version of Jazz manages to maintain fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
on comparable levels.

Visually, this new, cleaner Jazz is distinguished from the current
range by 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 cabin is also given a fresh look, with 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.

MPG and emissions data will be released at the Paris Motor Show in September.

Along with the new hybrid Jazz, Honda will display the 2011 model year
Insight, CR-Z, Jazz, CR-V, Accord and Accord Tourer, as well as the
sports touring motorcycle VFR1200F equipped with the V4 engine, and a
stylish PCX scooter with low emission idle-stop 125cc engine.

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