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Honda Jazz goes green

 

A hybrid version of the popular Honda Jazz will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in September

Honda says its new hybrid Jazz will bring lower emissions and improved fuel economy to the supermini, and go on sale 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.

Despite being taller than the current Honda Insight, the hybrid version of Jazz reportedly maintains comparable fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

The 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 new Lime Green metallic colour.

Inside, the cabin is also given a fresh look, with darker single colour dashboard, with blue dial lighting and dashboard instruments. The new hybrid is also available with leather trim.

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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