2012 Honda Jazz Hybrid review

Posted by erlan | Posted in automotive | Posted on 13-05-2011

0

The launch of the Jazz Hybrid will mark the first time a parallel hybrid vehicle has been available to B-segment consumers.

The system is shared with the Insight and CR-Z hybrids. In the heart of this compact hybrid is a 1.3 litre i-VTEC engine combined with a CVT gearbox with an electric motor sandwiched between the two to create a parallel hybrid system. The car will be capable of running on the electric motor alone under low speed conditions.

Visual changes compared to the regular Jazz include revised headlights, with a blue surround, clear rear lights, new front grille, restyled bumpers, a chrome tailgate garnish and a new Lime Green metallic colour.

The Jazz hybrid will go on sale in early 2011. No details on pricing yet, but the rumor is the hybrid version wears a 3,700 euro premium over the standard Jazz.

Honda plans to roll out an electric car and plug-in hybrids in 2012 as it tries to catch up in the race to make battery-powered cars. At a news conference, Chief Executive Takanobu Ito, outlining the firm’s medium-term strategy, said Honda was planning to sell a plug-in hybrid vehicle and a battery-powered electric model in Japan and the United States in 2012. “Considering Toyota is set to launch a plug-in hybrid next year, Honda’s 2012 schedule sounds a bit far off.

This underscores the gap in the level of technology at these automakers,” said Kazutaka Oshima, president of Rakuten Investment Management. “That said, while Toyota has the lead, there really isn’t anyone else who is as advanced as Toyota in this field and Honda appears to be close.” A new plug-in hybrid system for midsize to larger vehicles will be introduced in the U.S. market in 2012. Civic’s new lithium-ion battery was developed through the Honda and GS Yuasa joint-venture company, Blue Energy. this system will likely be smaller, lighter and far more powerful than today’s nickel-metal hydrides, which power most hybrids. It should give the Civic far better range, and possibly the ability to run for miles on electric-only power, a capability it lacks now.the New Honda Civic sedan is dua to arrive showroom in late 2011/early2012.

 

HONDA JAZZ SPECIFICATIONS

Interior

GLi
GLi-SP
VTi
VTi-S
Accessory power outlet (12v) Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Air conditioning Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Comprehensive interior illumination Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Cruise control Tick to convey yes
Cup holders x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10
Digital clock (in radio) Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Door pockets Front x 2 Front x 2 Front x 2 Front x 2
Driver’s footrest Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Driver seat arm rest Tick to convey yes
Driver seat height adjustment Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Dust and pollen cabin filter Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Glovebox Double Double Double Double
Head restraints x 5 x 5 x 5 x 5
– rear seat head restraints, retractable type Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Lights-on warning Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Low fuel warning Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Luggage cover Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Magic Seats system Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Multi information display Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Power windows (front and rear) Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
– auto up/down Driver Driver Driver Driver
Seats – front Fully reclining Fully reclining Fully reclining Fully reclining
Seats – rear 60/40 split with fold down and tip up 60/40 split with fold down and tip up 60/40 split with fold down and tip up 60/40 split with fold down and tip up
Seat back pocket Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Seat trim material Cloth Cloth Cloth Sports cloth
Seatbelt height adjuster Front Front Front Front
Steering column Tilt and telescopic adjustment Tilt and telescopic adjustment Tilt and telescopic adjustment Tilt and telescopic adjustment
Steering wheel Urethane Urethane Urethane Leather wrapped
Tachometer Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Vanity mirror Driver Driver Driver and front passenger Driver and front passenger
Windows Heat absorbing Heat absorbing Heat absorbing Heat absorbing

Safety

GLi
GLi-SP
VTi
VTi-S
Airbags SRS – front Driver and front passenger Driver and front passenger Driver and front passenger Driver and front passenger
Airbags SRS – side with OPDS Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Airbags SRS – curtain Front and rear Front and rear Front and rear
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Central locking Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Child proof door locks Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Child safety seat anchorages x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Hazard warning lights Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
High mounted brake light Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Honda G-Con technology Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Immobiliser system Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Progressive crumple zones Front and rear Front and rear Front and rear Front and rear
Rear view mirror Day/night type Day/night type Day/night type Day/night type
Seatbelt pretensioners with load limiters Front Front Front Front
Seatbelt reminder – driver Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Seatbelt reminder – front passenger Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Seatbelt reminder – rear passengers Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Seatbelts 3 point ELR Front Front Front Front
Seatbelts 3 point ALR/ELR Rear Rear Rear Rear
Security alarm system Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Side impact protection Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Steering column Energy absorbing Energy absorbing Energy absorbing Energy absorbing
Transmission shift lock (auto only) Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Windscreen Laminated Laminated Laminated Laminated
GLi
GLi-SP
VTi
VTi-S
Body coloured bumpers Impact absorbing Impact absorbing Impact absorbing Impact absorbing and sports type
Door handles Body coloured Body coloured Body coloured Body coloured
Exhaust Single Single Single Single (chrome)
Headlights Halogen Halogen Halogen Halogen
Keyless entry Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Powered body coloured door mirrors Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Rear window demister Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
Side sill garnish Optional Optional Optional Tick to convey yes
Wipers – front 2-speed and intermittent 2-speed and intermittent 2-speed and intermittent 2-speed and intermittent
Wipers – rear Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes Tick to convey yes
GLi
GLi-SP
VTi
VTi-S
Body type Monocoque Monocoque Monocoque Monocoque
Front suspension MacPherson strut MacPherson strut MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Rear suspension Torsion beam Torsion beam Torsion beam Torsion beam
Stabiliser bars Front and rear Front and rear Front and rear Front and rear
Steering system type Electric power steering
rack and pinion
Electric power steering
rack and pinion
Electric power steering
rack and pinion
Electric power steering
rack and pinion
Front brakes Ventilated disc Ventilated disc Ventilated disc Ventilated disc
Rear brakes Solid disc Solid disc Solid disc Solid disc

Write a comment