Honda Adds Another Hybrid To Its Model Line-Up For Europe
PARIS, FRANCE - Honda will use the 2010 Paris Motor Show to launch their new Jazz Hybrid in European automotive markets. The 2011 Honda Jazz Hybrid will use identical Honda IMA hybrid system that is found on the Honda Insight and the Honda Civic Hybrid. Honda says that the IMA hybrid system is proven technology that has already been sold in over half a million Honda vehicles to date.
The new Jazz Hybrid will run on a 1.3-litre i-VTEC engine linked to a CVT transmission. Under battery power, the Jazz Hybrid will be capable of being driven in all-electric mode in low to medium speed conditions until such time as the battery depletes itself and the engine starts. Honda will release more technical details about the Jazz Hybrid at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September.
The Honda Jazz Hybrid's exterior has revised headlights, clear rear lights, restyled bumpers, chrome accented tailgate garnish and it can be purchase in a new Lime Green metallic colour in addition to the standard Jazz colours already available. Additionally, the Jazz Hybrid can be purchased with a leather seating option for the first time in Europe. Honda says that the new Jazz Hybrid will have a sales release date to Europe for the early part of 2011.