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Australia's Most Affordable Hybrid About To Hit The Streets!

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TULLAMARINE, AUSTRALIA – Feb 14, 2013: Honda will launch Australia’s most affordable hybrid – the Jazz Hybrid - this month with a price tag of just $22,990 (MLP).

“The Jazz Hybrid is another example of Honda’s commitment to producing fuel efficient engines for fun, stylish and practical cars,” Honda Australia’s Director and General Manager Sales and Marketing Mr. Stephen Collins said.

The all-new Jazz Hybrid retains the versatility of its petrol-powered stablemate, with Honda’s compact IMA system ensuring the ultra-flexible “Magic Seats” and large boot capacity are maintained. With the rear seats folded flat the Hybrid provides a surprising 722 litres of boot space up to the window.

The Jazz Hybrid has a 1.3 litre i-VTEC engine coupled with the IMA system and Variable Cylinder Management delivering 72KW @ 5800rpm and 167Nm of torque at 1,000-1,700pm. This combines with a Continuous Variable Transmission with Grade logic Control.

The fuel economy figure is 4.5 litres/100km (combined urban/extra urban) with an emission count of just 107g/km of CO2/km.

The Hybrid’s features include Auto idle-stop, Eco Assist, ECON Mode, rear privacy glass, a temporary spare wheel and an 8-year unlimited kilometre warranty on the IMA battery.

Safety is assured with six airbags (front, side and full length curtain) ABS and Brake Assist. Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Traction Control System (TCS) are combined with an Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body structure.

The audio system features an AM/FM radio, CD with MP3 and steering wheel-mounted controls. There is an Auxiliary Jack, Bluetooth and USB connectivity that is iPod compatible.

Visually, the 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 Jazz Hybrid is available in five colours: Alabaster Silver, Fresh Lime Green, Rallye Red, Taffeta White and Polished Metal.