Tokyo, Japan – The Honda Jazz Hybrid will make its world motor show at the Paris Motor Show in September, further demonstrating Honda’s continuing commitment to hybrid technology. The Jazz is sold as the Fit in Canada.
The Jazz uses Honda’s IMA motor and control system, shared with the Insight and CR-Z hybrids. It will use the 1.3-litre i-VTEC engine from the Insight, and with an electric motor sandwiched between the engine and the CVT to create a parallel hybrid system. Like the Insight and Civic Hybrid, the Jazz Hybrid will be capable of running on the electric motor alone under some medium- and low-speed conditions.
The Jazz Hybrid differs from the current Jazz range with revised headlights, clear taillights, new front grille, restyled bumpers and a chrome tailgate garnish. The new model will go on sale in some European markets in the early part of 2011.