Honda has released a new batch of photos of the 2011 Honda Jazz Hybrid ahead of debut at the Paris Motor Show.
The 2011 Honda Jazz Hybrid now features the same IMA parallel hybrid system found on the Insight, combining a 1.3 litre engine with a 10 KW electric motor. The system allows the car to operate with engine only, engine and motor or electric motor only at low to medium speeds.
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In the Jazz Hybrid, the IMA battery pack and power control unit are stored under the boot floor, keeping the normal boot area of 300 litres, while also allowing the “Magic Seats” to fold in the same manner as the standard version which provide a boot space up to 831 litres.
Honda said the new Jazz Hybrid is capable to offer a combined fuel consumption figure of 4.4 litre/100km in the European cycle. That’s the same as the Insight and slightly better than the Civic Hybrid (4.6 litre/100km) and CR-Z (5.0 litre/100km). Conversely, the Jazz Hybrid has CO2 emissions of 104 g/km, which is slightly higher than the Insight’s 101g/km. Honda claims this is due to the Jazz’s “taller, more flexibility focused shape.”
The Honda Jazz hybrid will go on sale in some European markets in the early part of 2011. The full specifications will be announced by time. Currently, there is no plan to offer the Hybrid version in US.
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