Honda Jazz Hybrid to Debut in Paris

Initial photos and details of Honda’s Jazz using hybrid technology have been released by the Japanese manufacturer today, with full details to be revealed at the model’s world debut scheduled to take place at the 2010 Paris Auto Show this October.

The hybrid version will see the introduction of Honda’s petrol-electric IMA system to the Jazz, making it the world’s first B-segment hybrid.

Though the manufacturer says it will come with reduced CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy figures, official MPG and emissions data for the hybrid Jazz will be released at the vehicle’s public debut.

According to Honda, the hybrid Jazz will feature the same engine as the Insight hybrid, namely a 1.3-litre i-VTEC engine
combined with a CVT gearbox, in a parallel hybrid system. The hybrid Jazz – like the Insight and Civic Hybrid models – will be capable of running on the electric motor alone under some medium and low speed conditions.

Visually, the greener Jazz will feature revised headlights with a blue surround, clear rear lights, new front grille, restyled bumpers and a chrome tailgate garnish. The new hybrid will also be available in a range of existing colors plus a bespoke Lime Green metallic.

Inside, the cabin boasts darker single color dashboard, which contrasts strongly with the blue lighting of the dials and dashboard instruments. The new hybrid is also available with leather trim, the first time this has been available on a Jazz model in Europe.

Going on sale in early 2011, the hybrid Jazz will be joined in Paris by the 2011 model year Insight, CR-Z, Jazz, CR-V, Accord and Accord Tourer, as well as by the sports touring motorcycle VFR1200F and the PCX 125cc scooter.

autoevolution will be attending the 2010 Paris Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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