Honda announced today that it will bring the hybrid version of the Jazz, at this year’s Paris Motor Show. The new 2011 Honda Jazz Hybrid promises to be world’s first B-segment car with hybrid technology, delivering up to 64.2 miles per gallon (in the UK) or a fuel consumption of 4.4 liter/ 100 km in European cycle.
The new car will be powered by the 1.3 litre i-VTEC found on the Insight Hybrid, and will deliver only 104 g/km CO2 emissions, with 21g/km less than the current lowest-emitting 1.2-litre petrol Jazz. Regarding the fuel consumption of just 4.4 liters/100 km, this means that the new car will have a 23 percent improvement over the best-selling Jazz 1.4 ES model.
Regarding the IMA battery pack and power control of this new hybrid car, Honda says that they were perfectly integrated in the area under the boot floor, keeping the normal boot area of 300 litres and allowing the Magic Seats to fold in the same manner as non-hybrid versions. This means that the seats still fold entirely flat to provide a surprising large boot space of 831 litres.
Honda outdid itself in redesigning the interiors of the 2011 Honda Jazz Hybrid. The new theme could be best described using two words: “minimalist and subtle.” Opening the door, you’ll find that the dashboard has been reduced to only a single color.
The dark dashboard blends in nicely with the blue-colored backlights in the console. Plus, leather trim is now offered for the Jazz for the first time in Europe with the 2011 model. As for technologies, the 2011 Honda Jazz featured the very useful Eco Assist function.
This function serves to alert drivers on how the way one drives is consuming fuel by dimming or lighting the speedometer’s ambient lighting accordingly. With this useful tool, drivers can learn about the effect of their driving habits, including the way they brake, on the fuel economy of the car. Honda also offered a wide selection of Genuine Accessories to allow drivers to fully personalize their Honda Jazz Hybrid.
They can purchase customizable alloy wheels. They can also adorn the interiors of the car with stickers and decorative items. B-pillar garnishes for the doorstop are available as part of the Genuine Accessories range as well.
In addition, they can also add an optional Solid State Drive navigation system. The navigation system includes a hands-free Bluetooth interface, and an entertainment system for the rear portion of the car. The possibilities are limitless.