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by Brett Davis

Honda has recently confirmed that it will launch the upcoming Honda Jazz Hybrid at the Paris Auto Show in October. Honda has also released some details of the drivetrain, consisting of a 1.3-litre petrol engine combined with an electric motor.

According to Autocar, the Honda Jazz Hybrid will share many of its foundations with the Honda Insight, including the 1.3-litre powertrain and CVT transmission. The car will also be able to run in full-electric mode, like the Insight, which will be ideal for high traffic situations where little power is needed.

The new model also gets cosmetic changes and revisions, such as a new headlight design, a new grille that echoes Insight and clear tail lights. There’s also new bumper bars front and rear. Inside, the car also gets a new, single tone dash board with blue instrument lighting.

No details have been released on the car’s economic capabilities, but sources say to expect emission figures of just over 100 grams of CO2 per kilometre and 3.6L/100km.

The 2011 Honda Jazz Hybrid will go on sale some time next year.




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