Honda’s next-gen Jazz will get hybrid power… in Europe
Honda will reveal a new Jazz hatchback next month at the Tokyo Motor Show, which should come with at least one hybrid powertrain. However, it might be a Europe-only affair.
Honda Europe has confirmed it will introduce the Jazz as a hybrid-only model in a bid to have half of its sales be electrified by 2025. That’s good news for hatchback-loving folk watching fuel prices rise but it’s unclear if we will get the same powertrain in New Zealand.
Overseas, electrified versions of the Accord, Odyssey, CR-V and HR-V are available but we don’t have any on offer here. Neither does Australia, which has previously cited few sales and a lack of financial incentives as reasons why.
However, Honda did sell the previous Jazz Hybrid here for a few years so there could be hope. And there are plenty of hybrid Fits on the road too. As for specs, it’s thought Honda will give the 2020 Jazz its i-MMD dual-motor hybrid system paired with a 1.5-litre engine.