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2nd May, 2013

The recently released Honda Jazz Hybrid is Australia’s most affordable hybrid at just $22,990* (Manufacturer’s List Price*).

The all-new Jazz Hybrid is another example of Honda’s commitment to producing fuel efficient vehicles that are fun and practical.

Honda introduced hybrid motoring to Australia in 2001 with the first-generation Insight. IMA technology has featured in the Civic Hybrid, CR-Z and now the Jazz. Over the last decade, the IMA system has evolved and become more compact and lightweight, ensuring one of the most famous attributes of Jazz – its practicality – is not diminished in the hybrid variant.

Key features of the Honda Jazz Hybrid include:

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  • 1.3 litre i-VTEC engine coupled with Honda’s unique IMA system
  • Sips just 4.5 litres/100 kms with CO2 of 107g/km
  • Eco Assist and ECON mode with Idle Stop
  • 15 inch alloy wheels
  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Magic Seats that fold in 18 different ways
  • Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • VSA, six airbags and the ACE Body Structure
  • 8 year unlimited kilometre warranty on IMA battery

The Jazz Hybrid does not lose any of the practicality of the petrol-powered Jazz, with the compact nature of Honda’s IMA system allowing this light car to retain its ultra-flexible ‘Magic Seats’ and 223 litres of boot space (with the rear seats in their normal position). With the rear seats down, the cargo area (load to window) is 722 litres.

The IMA battery pack and power control unit have been integrated in the area under the boot floor, retaining the normal boot area and allowing the ‘Magic Seats’ to fold in a similar manner as the petrol version (Utility mode is slightly different). This means that the seats fold flat, to provide a surprising 722 litres measured to the window and accommodating tall items within the car.

The IMA system is shared with all Honda’s hybrids, taking advantage of the proven reliability of this important technology. With almost two decades of development and 10 years of sales, the Honda IMA system has proven itself to be a flexible and dependable system, with over one million Honda hybrid vehicles sold around the world.

The all-new Jazz Hybrid uses the same 1.3 litre i-VTEC engine and electric motor as the Insight. The system is combined with a CVT gearbox and has an emission count of just 107 g/km of CO2. Fuel consumption is just 4.5 l/100km combined urban/extra urban.

Visually, the Honda Jazz Hybrid is distinguished from the rest of the Jazz range with headlights that have a chrome-blue surround, clear rear LED tail lights, chrome-blue front grille and a chrome tailgate garnish. The Hybrid is available in a range of colours; Alabaster Silver, Fresh Lime Green, Rallye Red, Taffeta White and Polished Metal.

The dashboard integrates a version of the Eco Assist function, which uses the ambient lighting of the speedometer to advise the driver on how their driving style is impacting on their fuel economy.

The Eco Assist function helps the driver target the maximum economy from their car in various situations and gives drivers real-time feedback on how their application of the brakes and accelerator effects their fuel consumption and environmental impact.

The Jazz Hybrid is available with the following specifications:
• 1.3 Litre SOHC i-VTEC engine delivering 65kW @ 5,800 rpm and 121Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm
• Honda’s unique Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system, comprising an electric motor delivering 10kW @ 1,500 rpm and 78Nm of torque at 1,000rpm
• Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Grade Logic Control
• 91RON Fuel
• Fuel consumption (combined urban/extra urban) of 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions of 107g/km
• Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control System (TCS)
• Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure

Standard Equipment

• Six airbags (front, side and full length curtain)
• ABS and BA
• ECON mode and Idle Stop
• McPherson strut front and Torsion Beam rear suspension
• Audio system with AM/FM radio, CD with MP3 and steering wheel mounted controls
• Auxiliary Jack
• Bluetooth connectivity
• iPod compatible USB connectivity
• Speed-sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC)
• Body coloured and power door mirrors
• Halogen headlights and LED rear combination lights
• Intermittent front wipers and rear wiper
• Climate-control air-conditioning
• Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted adjustment
• 10 cup holders
• Honda’s unique ‘Magic Seats’ system that folds in 18 different ways
• Multi-Information Display (MID)
• Power windows with driver’s auto up/down
• 60/40 split fold rear seats with recline and tip-up
• Cloth trim
• Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
• Tonneau cover


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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