Honda Unveils Jazz Hybrid In Europe

With the Paris Auto Show just around the corner in September, new auto announcements are coming from various manufacturers. In the green car space, we previewed the Kia Pop electric car concept earlier this month. Now comes word from Honda about its new Jazz Hybrid.

Honda’s Jazz Hybrid, according to the car company, offers up a 1.3 litre i-VTEC engine combined with a CVT gearbox and an electric motor. No details were forthcoming on specific MPG but this hybrid, like others, should still offer light fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The hybrid motor and control system the Jazz Hybrid sports are shared with the Insight and CR-Z hybrids, so it isn’t like Honda is reinventing the wheel here either.

Honda Jazz Hybrid

image via Honda

Highlighted features of the Jazz Hybrid, which probably will not be available in the United States, include being capable of running on the electric motor alone under some medium and low speed conditions, a leather trim, a darker single color dashboard “which contrasts strongly with the blue lighting of the dials and stereo” and a chrome tailgate garnish. The vehicle will go on sale in some European markets in the early part of 2011.

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