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Honda Jazz Hybrid will be presented in Paris Motor Show

02/09/2010

Honda will be unveiling a hybrid version of the Fit (also sold as Jazz) at the Paris Motor Show in September. The launch will mark the first time a parallel hybrid vehicle will be made available to B-segment consumers. The new model will feature the same engine as the Insight hybrid, the 1.3-liter i-VTEC engine is combined with a CVT gearbox with an electric motor sandwiched between the two to create a parallel hybrid system.

The Fit Hybrid will be capable of running on electric motor alone under medium- and low-speed conditions. Much of the Jazz’s practicality is derived from its height but despite being taller than the Insight, the Jazz Hybrid will manage to maintain fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on comparable levels.

Via: AutoBlogGreen

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